Sofia leads FOLU’s Ethiopia platform hosted as part of the World Resources Institute (WRI) Africa, with responsibilities leading the day-to-day engagement of the coalition’s activities in Ethiopia. Before joining FOLU she worked at several regional and international organization including Oxfam America Horn of Africa Regional Office as Economic Justice Policy and Research Coordinator for the Horn, AU and Horn of Africa Civic Engagement Advisor for Save the Children Pan African Office. Prior to that Sofia worked at European Union Special Representative for Sudan and CARE International in Ethiopia providing strategic direction, overall program management and coordination for Policy and Research Unit. This included the establishment of coalition of non-state actors, advocating for food and climate justice, ending poverty and inequality, developing national roadmaps as well as Ambassador Program in promoting sustainable food system, economic justice, women in agriculture, and inspiration across the Horn of Africa.
Sofia has served on the board of directors of the national civil society organization and member of advisory board including Sustainable Environment and Development Action among others.
Sofia holds MA in Development Studies from Institute of Development Studies Dublin, Ireland and BA in Political Science and International Relations from Addis Ababa University with advanced certificate in Human Rights Leadership as well as Peace and Conflict Studies.