Sophia Rockwell is a junior at the University of Notre Dame double majoring in environmental science and global affairs. She is passionate about the intersection of research-driven science and policy regarding environmental justice, gender rights, and economic disparities across the world. Within the scope of research, Sophia is most interested in the implementation of sustainable practices and environmental protection in both developing and industrialized countries. 

Before attending Notre Dame, Sophia took a gap year where she interned with a state house campaign in her hometown and focused on communications and local policy research. Sophia also participated in a semester-long course with the National Outdoor Leadership School, which allowed her to grow in leadership abilities, technical outdoor skills, and environmental stewardship practices. On campus, Sophia is a FIREstarter and dorm commissioner within the Gender Relations Center, an Outing Club trip leader, a student manager for the Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse team, and an active member of the Center for Social Concerns. She looks forward to collaborating with faculty and peers through the Kellogg Developing Researchers Program while developing critical research skills at Notre Dame and for post-graduation.

Environmental Earth Sciences
Global Affairs
Civil and Human Rights