Sophie Kupetz

Student Worker, Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice at Brown University
Providence, RI

HIA Program:

United-states United States 2018


From Los Angeles, Sophie Kupetz is a first semester junior at Brown University, studying History with a focus on race & the law. She spent last Fall studying Spanish at Proyecto Linguistico Quetzalteco in Guatemala. Many of her most meaningful learning experiences have occurred outside of the traditional classroom: participating in campaigns to fight against the Prison Industrial Complex with grassroots organizations, such as Direct Action for Rights and Equality and Critical Resistance; volunteering as a Teacher's Assistant in educational programs at the Rhode Island prison; and teaching at Breakthrough Providence. Sophie is a student employee at Brown's Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. She is interested in thinking through ways to make the University more accessible and pressuring the University to accept responsibility for past injustices. She is currently advocating for a Brown for-credit college in prison program.