SOFIA ZURCHER BURGOON
YEP Human Resources Coordinator | International Development Studies 2020
WHY DID YOU BECOME A PART OF SCOPE?
I became a part of SCOPE because I have come to deeply love my community here in Los Angeles and wanted to apply the knowledge I was gaining at an elite institution by actualizing real change in the most important members of the community: children. My first year I decided to join because much of my classwork was interesting but I was unsure as to how to apply it to my life or the lives of the people around me. As I continued to fall in love with the University and Los Angeles ( outside of the Westside bubble), I came to the realization that my college experience was not fulfilling so long as I did not give back to the space that had given me so much. SCOPE allowed me to meet wonderful people who shared similar passions but who also challenged my preconceptions. Simply put, I joined SCOPE because I wanted to be a better student, citizen, and person.
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO LEAD YOUR SPECIFIC PROGRAM?
The Youth Empowerment Program has given me my best friends both through membership and mentorship, and for that I am eternally grateful. I wanted to take on a leadership role in the club because I wanted to bring awareness to the work that we and SCOPE have done and continue to do. In this leadership position I hope to increase awareness, involvement with other organizations on campus and off, and grow the program to its full potential in order to increase the span of our influence.
I have three citizenships-US, Switzerland, and Mexico.
FUTURE GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS
I hope to graduate PA school in the next five years and begin practicing both at home and abroad! I also hope to become a Sommelier and learn how to make cheese. These are random but these are essential.