Meet Sophia Torrijos

Nonprofit Consultant

Strategist | Community-Based | People-Centered | Fundraiser | Innovator | Data-Driven | Advocate

Education And Experience

Sophia's Experience:

Previously, Sophia served as the Executive Director at Friedens Food Pantries where she took an active role in developing robust and innovative programming around food access, food waste and sustainability, and community health and wellbeing.  Before Friedens, Sophia directed the Muskego Way Forward Initiative (Milwaukee Christian Center). Through this initiative, Sophia provided support for resident leadership and community improvement projects within the Muskego Way and Historic Mitchell Street neighborhoods. Bilingual in English and Spanish, she has strong connections to Milwaukee’s Southside and is passionate about the quality-of-life issues affecting families across Milwaukee.

Sophia's Education:

20202 – MS -Masters in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2016 – BA in History, International Affairs, Political Science, Marquette University


What inspired sophia to work with nonprofits?

“I built a career in nonprofits because I’m mission driven and motivated by systems change – it’s hard to envision myself doing a typical 9 to 5! The work isn’t always glamorous, but I love connecting with people whose life experiences are different from my own and finding common ground. I love solving problems together and seeing how the impact of my efforts can transform an organization or a person’s life. That said, I’ve learned more from doing this work than I think I’ll ever be able to give back. This field has made me a better professional and human being.”

Fun Facts about Sophia.

“I was born in Spain, raised in Iowa, but consider Milwaukee my home.”

What led to sophia Choosing Loving Venti?

“In true small nonprofit style, I gained diverse experience by wearing many hats while keeping my life’s purpose in mind: dignified community building. Whether I’m developing grassroots leadership, organizing community residents, developing programs, attracting new resources, or engaging volunteers, I’ll always be mission-driven and hopefully use my talents to create sustainable, positive change.”

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