Ever since Sophia was young she has been passionate about space, she wanted to (and still wants to) be an astronaut where she is able to explore the universe and beyond and try to answer all the unknowns of space. This led Sophia to study a Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and a Bachelor of Physics at the University of Queensland.

Sophia first became involved with AYAA after hearing about an exciting opportunity to be part of the AYAA QLD committee, this is where she was appointed the role of Treasurer and from this point forward has been able to connect students to the aerospace industry and find what they’re passionate about in this field. When Sophia graduates she hopes to work in Research and Development within the space sector, mainly looking at Satellites, Black Holes and Dark Energy.