Originally from Yellowknife, NT, Sophia joined the Board in February 2007 as a Technical Advisor, she transitioned to the Senior Technical Advisor position in 2012 and to the position of Manager, Impact Assessment position in 2016. Sophia holds a MSc. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of British Columbia with research interests in arsenic transformation in the marine environment, and holds an Environmental Professional certification specializing in Natural Resource Management, Policy and Legislation, and Water Quality with the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board. Sophia speaks English, Afrikaans and a little French. She coordinates and leads the environmental assessment of proposed projects, including coordinating development and standardization of impact assessment methodologies, procedures and guidance materials. Sophia works for the Board remotely from Arviat and when not at work, she enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband and dogs, photography and travelling.