Sophie Bergmann joins the Results for America team as a Program Associate. She previously worked as a Confidential Assistant in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education where she supported three senior officials, helped manage the daily operations of the front office, and contributed to policy projects. Born and raised in North Carolina, Sophie studied public policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While completing her studies, she interned at Scholastic, the Hunt Institute, the Children’s Defense Fund, and the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of the Secretary. Through these experiences, she developed a passion for educational equity and began to see data and evidence as critical pieces of the conversation.