11 May Sophie Bennett
Sophie Bennett grew up in Boulder Colorado. She graduated from Regis University in Denver where she earned a B.A. in Sociology and a B.A. in Peace and Justice Studies. She has worked in a variety of mentoring positions; leading creative arts activities, coaching basketball and helping mediate classroom and social conflicts between students. In addition, she has worked with youth participating in urban farming initiatives in Denver. Through these experiences, she saw how people grow when supported by a community, which offers them meaningful activities to develop their talents and skills. She is currently working on her M.A. in counseling and is specializing in strength-based therapies. Sophie is a painter and enjoys working with bold colors on large canvases. She is particularly aware and sensitive to the challenges of growing up in the current culture dominated by technology, fast-everything and potentially isolating competition. Her own recipe has always been to remember to add a large portion of courageous heart.