One month after graduating from UF, Sophia moved up the East Coast to start working at ESPN in Bristol, CT. She worked on a variety of studio shows covering college basketball, college football, MLB, and the WNBA on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2. Her work ethic and leadership skills earned her a spot as Content Associate Captain in March. She also served as a peer mentor.
Sophia has been tasked with unique opportunities during her short time at the company. She worked on the 2020 WNBA Finals halftime shows; the 2021 WNBA Draft Lottery Reveal; the 2021 Women's NCAA Selection Show; and the 2021 Women's NCAA Tournament. Most recently, Sophia was a content creator for the UEFA EURO 2020 Tournament. Sophia enjoys telling the stories of athletes to millions across the country.
In addition to her daily responsibilities, Sophia has also pitched multiple initiatives to the company. Within her first month at ESPN, Sophia met with ESPN Next Leadership to pitch a social media initiative highlighting leaders in the company who started as production assistants. Sophia conducted the interviews including one with Senior Vice President, Tina Thorton. Final pieces of "Success Story" can be seen on ESPN Next social media platforms.