Sophie is of mixed Métis and settler ancestry. She lives as an uninvited guest on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səlilwətaɬ Nations. Her Métis roots run deep in the Red River, and her family is from several Métis communities on Treaty 1 Territory in Manitoba, including St. Boniface, St. Laurent, and St. Pierre-Jolys.

Sophie is the research coordinator for a partnered project between HELP and the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health (CEIH). The project, entitled “Creating Structures for Meaningful Indigenous Community & UBC Health Partnerships,” aims to explore and create structures that will support relational, reciprocal, and meaningful partnerships between Indigenous communities and UBC. Sophie has been part of this project since February 2023, and has been working in various Indigenous initiatives at UBC since the spring of 2022. She earned her BSc in biochemistry at UBC in 2023 and is passionate about advancing the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples and communities.

Learn more about Sophie and her research interests in this special video.