Sophia Kopreski

The Fulbright Queen's University Belfast Summer Institute 

Sophia Kopreski is a rising junior Honors student at Ramapo College of New Jersey majoring in Political Science with a minor in Public Policy. Born and raised in Vineland, New Jersey, Sophia is honored to represent her college and state as she embarks on her first ever trip abroad.

At Ramapo College, Sophia displays her passion for effecting positive change through her involvement in organizations such as the Student Government Association and Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity. Her interest in civic engagement inspired her to co-found Project ARCH, a student-led voter activism group that seeks to ensure local voting accessibility and promote involvement in the democratic process. This, in addition to an internship in Washington, D.C., motivated Sophia to become a poll worker as a step toward making a purposeful impact on her local community.

As someone who plans to pursue a career in public service, Sophia believes understanding a community’s diverse cultural perspectives is integral to policy making and effectuating change. Sophia looks forward to learning about Belfast’s historical, political, and cultural heritage with her fellow program participants.