Congratulations to Sophia D'Angelo District 7470 Global Scholar 2018.  Sophia has been awarded a fully funded scholarship at Cambridge University England for her PhD in “Education, Leadership, Policy, Evaluation, and Change.”  Click Read More for full bio
After graduating from Princeton University in 2012 with a B.A. in Spanish Literature and
Culture, Sophia moved to the Dominican Republic where she began her career in education and
international development.
Upon three years of teaching, she won a Princeton in Latin America
Fellowship and began working as a teacher trainer in an educational non-profit, The Dominican
Republic Education and Mentoring Project. This experience led Sophia to pursue a Masters of
Philosophy in Education, Globalization, and International Development at the University of
Cambridge in England, thanks to the support of Rotary and the Global Grant Scholarship.
For her Masters thesis, Sophia focused on teacher professional development and worked with Save
the Children’s teacher-training program in Tanzania. Sophia also served as her class’s student
representative, worked part time as a research assistant for the Faculty of Education’s Research
in Equitable Access and Learning Centre and got involved with the Cambridge University
community, serving as International Officer of the Graduate Union, and playing on the
University football team.
Witnessing the incredible work of her professors, and being able to
contribute her own experiences and talents in a new context, ignited Sophia’s passion for
research, development, and the world of academia. Sophia was recently awarded a fully funded
scholarship by the Faculty of Education to continue her studies as a PhD student, where she will
be working with the academic research group, “Education, Leadership, Policy, Evaluation, and