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Sofia Rinvil

Director of Scholarship Programs, NAAHP

Sofia Rinvil is a leader, advocate, mentor, and philanthropist who has supported and improved marginalized individuals’ lives. Sofia is an emerging leader in civil and human rights with over a decade of business and government experience, nonprofits, education, policy, and law.

Sofia has worked on the front lines of many of the world’s most critical global issues throughout the years. She advocates for the health, education, global poverty reduction, and civil and human rights of people from underprivileged communities at the local, state, and federal levels.

Sofia’s commitment to justice and human rights was inspired by her experiences growing up, which sparked a passion for business, law, policy, and legislation. Sofia has held various board positions and volunteer leadership positions with several organizations, including the Federal Bar Association of Southern District of New York, American Bar Association, Lupus Research Alliance, New York City Bar Association, American Cancer Society, the American Constitution Society, America Needs You, Columbia University, Harvard University, LinkedIn, and the University of Southern California.

Sofia also volunteers her time for young scholars as a mentor to college and graduate students. She has used her legal education to volunteer as a court-appointed advocate to help foster children in the court system.

Sofia is a brilliant, charming, and phenomenal woman. She is utterly unique in her passion for helping others. She holds degrees in Political Science, Finance, Global Affairs and Human Security, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and Law from separate top-tier programs. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, binge-watching shows, playing tennis and boxing.