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Sofia Stafford
Sofia Stafford is currently a student at Duke University interested in studying Global Health.

Entries by Sofia Stafford

Millennials Unite

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 12:17 PM


This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the sixth annual Millennium Campus Network Conference at Lynn University as a delegate. I was drawn to the event by the chance to learn from fellow students from across the world about...

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Lessons Learned From a Parasite

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 4:06 PM

My first year in college taught me a lot of valuable lessons: how to manage my time effectively, how to live in a 16x16 foot room with someone else, and how to do laundry without shrinking my favorite sweatshirt. But most of all it tested my resilience.

After years of...

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WISER: The Girl Effect in Action

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 2:13 PM


"I was not born to be unseen"

Meet Mercy. She is a spunky, determined 17-year-old with a twinkle in her eye. Mercy has many passions, goals and hopes for her future, just like most girls her age. She is an aspiring...

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I Am Courage. We Are Courage.

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 10:47 AM


Over the course of our lives, we all find ourselves face to face with adversity. It is in that place when we are most vulnerable, yet often most resistant to ask for help. We fear that by asking others to lift us up,...

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Empower, Advocate, and Celebrate With 11DaysofAction

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 4:29 PM


It's that time of year. In addition to the lower temperature and the changing color of leaves, October brings with it stress about school work, exams, projects, and maybe for some even college applications. It's easy to get carried away with the...

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Our Interview With Stacey Ferreira

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 4:23 PM

Co-authored by Paloma Stafford, NYC High School Student

If you have picked up a copy of the October Seventeen magazine, you will surely have seen this year's Pretty Amazing Winner, Stacey Ferreira, featured on the cover. At the age of 18, Stacey, with her brother Scott, founded

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Tackling FOMO at a New Level

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 10:01 PM

"You have FOMO?! What's that?" At least, that's what I thought in my head the first time I heard someone use that term casually in conversation. I laughed nervously, nodding my head in agreement.

Since I am used to not knowing when an inappropriate joke is cracked...

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Letter to My Freshman Self

(1) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 10:30 PM

With the first few weeks of college behind me, I have decided to write a letter to myself with some goals for the next four years. The beginning of this new chapter in my life (or maybe its the ethics and philosophy courses I am taking this semester) have caused...

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Why October 11 Is Not a Normal Thursday

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 9:28 AM

Co-authored with Ines Renique

Every morning we wake up to the sound of our alarm. We get dressed, grab some breakfast and less than 20 minutes later we are at school. The two of us may live in different states, attend different schools, and be passionate about different things, but...

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Teens Everywhere Can Take Action

(7) Comments | Posted October 4, 2011 | 1:50 AM

Don't wait around for change to happen -- be the change.

"This is the century of participation." Bill Clinton spoke these words at the Clinton Global Initiative Conference held at the end of September in New York City during UN Week. As the teen reporter for The UN Foundation's

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