Sophia was born and raised in Ohio. She has a passion for family and education, and has been advocate for education access and policies throughout the state of Ohio. I met Sophia when she came to OSU as the keynote speaker during the 2014 Latino Education Summit. Her story captivated me and I asked her to participate in this project. As you listen to Sophia, it will be evident that family is the most important part of her life. Her parents, also interviewed during my visit with her, are her inspiration and the source of her pride and courage.