Sofia Aumann L’24
Sofia is a dual-degree student, pursuing a master’s in nonprofit leadership at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice in addition to her law degree. She plans to focus her future career on helping people, specifically youth, impacted by the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems.
Sofia is originally from Bogota, Colombia, but she grew up in South Florida. Sofia attended Cornell University, where she received her BA in Government and Sociology with minors in Inequality Studies and Law & Society. At Cornell, Sofia was a Teaching Assistant at a maximum-security prison with the Prison Education Program and participated in research projects that looked at the barriers previously incarceration people face when reentering society. Sofia also interned for two summers at Girls Educational & Mentoring Services in New York City as a court advocacy intern, advocating for young girls and women who were victims of commercial sexual exploitation of children.
After college, Sofia worked at Americans for Immigrant Justice, a nonprofit immigration law firm in Miami, FL. At AI Justice, Sofia worked directly with children who were being housed in government-run shelters as a shelter advocate. During her time at AI Justice, Sofia co-wrote a report titled “Do My Rights Matter? The Mistreatment of Unaccompanied Children in CBP Custody.”
At Penn Carey Law, Sofia serves as the Secretary of LALSA and the Community Partner Director of the Penn Carey Law Immigrant Rights Project. Following her 1L year, Sofia interned at the Defender Association of Philadelphia. Sofia hopes to continue using her education to make positive changes in the community.