Sophia Laderman joined SHEEO in 2015 as a data analyst. She currently serves as a senior policy analyst and leads the State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) project. In addition, Sophia works on the Adult Promise Pilot program and has co-authored reports on student equity, tuition, and affordability. Sophia is interested in using high-quality data to inform policy decisions, particularly in public postsecondary finance and affordability.
Prior to joining SHEEO, Sophia worked in admissions at the University of Colorado and as a research coordinator at Duke University. Sophia has a B.A. from the University of Hawai‛i, an M.P.A. from the University of Colorado, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in higher education at the University of Denver.
Outside of her work and studies, Sophia enjoys mountain biking with her dog and skiing in the Colorado sunshine.