Sophia Saunders migrated from Haiti to the U.S. and was educated in the Philadelphia public schools. She is the mother of a second grader at J.F. McCloskey Elementary School, where she and other parents organized a successful opposition to the proposed closure of their school in 2013. Sophia also has two nieces in their senior year at Bodine and Engineering and Sciences. She is focused on quality public high schools and future opportunities for her second grader as a District student.