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Sofia Gomez-Doyle
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Dancer. Activist. Tango enthusiast. Adventurer. Originally from the South Side of Chicago, Sofia always had a desire to explore the world around her. As a Chicago Public School student, she participated in the University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program, the Young Scientists Training Program and National History Day competitions.

In 2010, she was awarded the Davis Scholarship to attend the Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa (UWCSA) in Swaziland. At UWCSA, she served as the Vice-President of the Leadership Development Forum, participated in entrepreneurship, film and human rights community service projects and workshops and founded 30 Seconds of Change, a student-led group to amplify the voices of youth in the local area.

Sofia continued to explore her dedication to youth empowerment and technology during an internship in Cambodia at the Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center.

This fall, Sofia will begin her studies at New York University Abu Dhabi. Sofia aspires to be a leader in the field of international gender equity and study social entrepreneurship and design thinking.

Most recently, she attended the UN Youth Assembly in July 2013 and she will continue to champion equal education, especially for young girls.

Entries by Sofia Gomez-Doyle

At the UNESCO Forum On Global Citizenship Education, Youth Reveal a Fierce Commitment to Change

(1) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 1:59 PM

I participated in the UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education: Preparing learners for the challenge of the 21st Century in Bangkok, Thailand from December 2-4 2013. During the three-day conference, I had the opportunity to engage and learn from scholars, educators and leaders representing organizations such as UNFPA,...

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Chicago to Swaziland: We are Kamhlaba!

(4) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 6:09 PM

"Ideas are like mirrors because they reflect the local environment... consider changing contexts to get more diverse collections of ideas."

These are among some of the most memorable lines in Tina Seelig's book, What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20. In 2011, that was exactly what I...

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Dancing Together: Reflections from the UN Youth Assembly

(1) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 11:49 AM

"Education First!"

"Malala Day!"

On Friday, July 12th, five hundred voices representing over eighty-five countries filled the United Nations Trusteeship Council Chamber. Voices full of energy, enthusiasm and a renewed sense of purpose.

We gathered together as Youth Delegates to celebrate Malala's 16th birthday and to listen to...

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