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Sophia Najafi

Fund Manager

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095

(310) 206-9107

Pronouns: she/her

Sophia joined IoES in 2021 as the Fund Manager but has been with UCLA since 2016 where she worked in the Student Accounts Office managing all Third Party Sponsorship accounts.

Outside of work, Sophia loves to spend time with family and friends, attend concerts, explore the world around her, and try new things. As an avid traveler, Sophia is constantly seeking her next big adventure. She has been to nine countries so far and is beyond excited to travel internationally again soon.

As for trying new things, she started her own home bakery business in the middle of lockdown. Her favorite part is baking for her customers, often using recipes inspired by her multi-cultural background and family.

She is also currently training for her first bodybuilding competition in (hopefully) the near future. She has been into fitness for 6 years and decided also in the middle of lockdown to train for a competition. Though it’s taxing at times, she loves the mental and physical challenges that come with training.