The Scale Project (Bard College)
Sophie grew up in Middlebury, Vermont and is now a senior at Bard College double majoring in Economics and German Studies. Her interest in equity stemmed from the socioeconomic divides she saw at her high school. She founded The Scale Project in summer of 2017, an organization that works to ensure lower-income Bard students have the same educational opportunities and outcomes as any other Bard student. She has worked on creating a library for expensive textbooks on campus, passed policy to apply financial aid to flat fees, and is currently working on the Professor Pledge - a collaboration between professors to create more equitable classrooms.