Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute 2018
Sofia Nelson-Ferezi is currently an undergraduate student at UCSD, working towards a double major in Urban Studies and Planing and International Studies-Econ. She was raised in Tijuana but decided to finish her High School education in Chula Vista in order to follow her dreams and go to college in the US. Being exposed to the constant contrast of two clashing cultures brought to her attention the importance of planning in developing cities and believes that she can bring a new perspective in planning because of her bicultural background. She worked with City Heights Community Development Corporation where she had the opportunity to explore the impact that public policy can have in the lives of citizens. She hopes to continue to grow and learn both inside and outside the classroom walls in order to give back to her community.