Sofia, Lindau Alumna 2014, was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She is a third-year graduate student at the Thomas Pollard laboratory at Yale University. She researches the Arp2/3 complex, a protein involved in cell motility. Malfunctions in this protein are related to cancer and neurological disorders. She is also the co-director of the Research Experience for Peruvian Undergraduates (REPU) program, which supports the development of scientific capacity in Peru by educating a new generation of Peruvian scientists. Moreover, she is involved in several other science outreach efforts at the United States and Peru.