Sophie Zinser (2020)
United States of America
Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy
Sophie Zinser graduated from Wesleyan University, where she co-founded the Wesleyan Refugee Project, the largest student group on campus. Committed to supporting disenfranchised populations, Sophie has worked in international development management with the International Rescue Committee's Emergency Team in New York. Last year on a Fulbright scholarship to Jordan, she led innovative research on safety risks to rural and refugee women. As the Deputy Director of Syria Direct in Amman, Sophie currently manages a team of thirty-five and leads the media nonprofit’s expansion into Yemen and Iraq. At Schwarzman College, Sophie will study China’s growing influence in foreign aid. Sophie is 24 years old and from the United States.