ABOUT SOPHIA FIFNER
Sophia is an advocate for women and girls. For over 15 years, she has served as a bold change agent for sexual assault and civic engagement issues. To fulfill this mission, Sophia serves on the Survivor Advisory Council of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, the Board of Directors of the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, is an alumna of the Jo Ann Davidson Leadership Institute, and a graduate of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs’ NEW Leadership program.
When she is not volunteering with a local organization, she works for NiSource, one of the largest natural gas utility companies in the United States. As the director of communications and the executive director of the NiSource Foundations, she works to advance the company’s communication and philanthropic needs.
Sophia has nearly fifteen of experience as a public affairs professional. Her most noteworthy experiences include working as a Senate staffer on Capitol Hill and as a political fundraiser for a Fortune 100 company.
Sophia holds a B.A. in Communication and a M.S. in Marketing and Communications. She and her husband reside in northwest Columbus with their daughters Caroline and Hannah Grace and their standard poodle George Washington.
LETTERS: NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS RIGHTS WEEK A TIME TO BE AN ADVOCATE FOR VICTIMS
April 16, 2021
April 18-24 is the 40th annual National Crime Victims Rights Week. This is a time to remember the importance of serving victims, honoring them with dignity and acknowledging their experiences.
As a rape survivor and lifetime advocate against sexual violence, I have dedicated my life to ensuring no one has to go through what I did. I know our world is sadly far from that point, but legislation like Marsy’s Law is getting us closer.