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Hello!

 

I'm Sophia and this is my virtual portfolio.

I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Family and Human Services and have been working for Capitol Hill Village since 2020. I am dedicated to making a positive impact on others through my academic and professional pursuits. Scroll thru my portfolio to learn more about me and my professional experiences.

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Please click below for a copy of my resume.

Sophia Ross, They/Them

 

B.S. Family and Human Services

Email: sophia.a.ross2@gmail.com

Presentations and Documents

2022 Village to Village Network Conference

LGBT Inclusion: Where To Start?

Rainbow Families 2022 Conference

The Rainbow Sandwich Generation

Leading Age Maryland 2021 Conference

The Destructive Impact of Social Isolation and Ageism in the LGBTQ+ Community from an Intergenerational Lens

April 2023

LGBT+ Inclusion and Continuing Care Retirement Communities Survey Brief

June 2022

LGBTQ Best Practices For Villages
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE
October 2020 to Present

Digital Media and Grant Program Strategist

Capitol Hill Village

Washington D.C.

As the Digital Media and Grant Program Strategist for Capitol Hill Village, I play an essential role managing and updating Capitol Hill Village’s social media accounts and website. I also manage our D.C. Department of Aging and Community Living LGBTQ grant and assist with our Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments transportation grant. My position honed my ability to plan events and programs, engage with community members, conduct outreach, and more. My time at Capitol Hill Village has been incredibly rewarding, and I am proud to be part of an organization that has directly impacted lives of community members.

Leadership Experience

Member of the Village to Village Network Rainbow Network Workgroup (2022 to present)
Co-led the DC Villages Committee on Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Older Adults (2021 to 2022)
Member of the CHV DEI Committee (2021 to 2022)

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May 2020-September 2020

Volunteer

90 Hours

The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Maryland Chapter

Timonium, Maryland

My daily responsibilities involve assisting with external resource management for clients through phone calls and email. I also directly engage with clients and community members through Rapid Referrals, 24/7 Helpline Follow ups, and by assisting with support groups.

August 2019-May 2020

Family Care Coordination and Early Stage Coordination Intern

400 Hours

The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Maryland Chapter

Timonium, Maryland

My daily responsibilities were based on my mentor's schedule and workload. This varied from assisting with external resource management for clients through phone calls, mail, and email. I also directly engaged with clients and community members. One of my long term projects involved collecting data on local religious organizations for future partnerships. My other long term project was assessing LGBT* inclusion in relation to resources, services, and programs. As apart of my inclusion project I assisted in developing the Greater Maryland Chapter's Strategic Plan on Diversity and Inclusion.

During my internship I represented the Greater Maryland Chapter at the Baltimore City Health Department Annual Grandparents Conference and the American Society on Aging Roundtable on LGBT Older Adults. On behalf of the Alzheimer's Association, I developed and presented a presentation on "Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer's Among the LGBT* Community" for Chase Brexton Health Care.

June 2019-August 2019

Maryland Public Service Scholars,

Governor's Summer Internship Program

306 Hours

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Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Division of Neighborhood Revitalization

Baltimore, Maryland

Working with the Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, I was 100% involved in all aspects of the department’s work - from going on site visits to reviewing grant applications and working with local partners. Working with the Division helped me understand the different methods for addressing the issues people face, and the significance of change at a systematic level. My work as a Governor's Summer Intern culminated in the development and presentation of a group policy paper addressing intimate partner violence among women in Maryland.

EDUCATION
EDUCATION
Future

Master's Degree

GRADUATE SCHOOL

2016-2020

Bachelor's in Family & Human Services

Honors College Alumni

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TOWSON UNIVERSITY

I completed a Bachelor's Degree in Family and Human Services. By obtaining a Bachelor's in Family and Human Services I developed a background of knowledge in families, human development, and research. This degree and first hand opportunities involving community service and interning prepared me to continue my education in graduate school. 

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