Sophia has always believed in the power of storytelling. When she was young, you could find her buried in a book that her dad brought home from his job as a publisher. Sophia graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A. in journalism and women and gender studies. At Mascot Books, she is excited to help authors create their book’s first impression, connecting people to their next favorite read. Aside from working, she can be found hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, watching Tar Heel sports games, traveling, obsessing over any Little Free Library, eating large portions of pasta, or cooking (and usually messing it up). While she’s doing all those things, she’s often simultaneously playing with her fluffy dog Ella or any other dog in sight.