Sophie is a visionary leader, and has a long and deep commitment to Berkeley. Working together over 20 years on local causes, I have been privileged to witness her integrity, inclusiveness and passion for making positive change. Sophie works effectively with people of all backgrounds and opinions; she has an unusual talent for working collaboratively while moving people and processes towards worthwhile goals. At King Middle School, Sophie built and lifted the community, making a transformative impact that has endured long beyond her time at the school. She knows how to plan strategically and to attract, inspire and guide people to find consensus - and get important work done for Berkeley.