Sophia Laderman joined SHEEO in 2015 as a data analyst. Her primary focus is to manage the State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) project. In addition, Sophia helps lead 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 BA from the University of Hawai‛i, an MPA from the University of Colorado, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in higher education at the University of Denver.