When Sophia was writing her collegiate senior paper on the American Dream, specifically looking at the impact of housing she became interested in the field of architecture. After graduating from Luther College with degrees in environmental studies and anthropology, Sophia continued her education through Minneapolis Community and Technical College’s Architectural Technology Program. Her background gives her an unusual perspective; she sees architecture as a tool for creating more sustainable and vibrant communities. Sophia joined Firm Ground’s team after interning with the City of Saint Paul’s Design Group and is excited to be working with clients while gaining a better understanding of how culture influences people’s needs