Sophia Strommen is a Student Success Coach in the Academic Success Center. She is passionate about helping students overcome barriers to their academic and personal goals, and utilizes a holistic, student-centered approach to advising. As a first-generation college student herself, Sophia is committed to eliminating the opportunity gap in higher education. 

Sophia attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she studied Psychology and Music Performance. In addition to her education in the Twin Cities, she has spent a substantial amount of time studying in Vienna, Austria where she was able to further pursue her passion for playing the violin. During her time in Europe, Sophia developed an interest in international education, and is a strong advocate for affordable and accessible educational opportunities around the globe.

Outside of her role as a Student Success Coach, Sophia enjoys playing the violin and cello, as well as downhill skiing, hiking, traveling, and writing.