Sophia Nahli Allison
Sophia is a visual journalist at the community level and a media arts educator. Born in 1987 and a native of South Central Los Angeles, she is passionate about stories that humanize the black and LGBT communities. Sophia believes storytelling is a tool for social change.
In spring of 2016, Sophia will be a video journalist with the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, and during the summer she will be an intern at The Seattle Times.
She recently completed a summer visual journalism internship at The Tampa Bay Times and has interned at The Chicago Reporter. She was a participant of the Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII, the 2014 New York Times Lens Blog Portfolio Review, and NABJ's student multimedia projects fellowship. She has taught photo and video to youth in Chicago and Los Angeles and is a grateful recipient of the 2014 Chicago 3Arts Award for teaching arts.
Sophia is currently a Roy H. Park Fellow at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, pursuing a master's degree in visual communication. She received her bachelor's degree in Photojournalism from Columbia College Chicago.