Sofia Piecuch is interested in cross-cultural communication and understanding in the implementation of development projects. A dual American and Peruvian citizen, she holds a BA in global studies from Saint Mary’s College with concentrations in anthropology and international development. Sofia speaks Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Wolof, and was awarded a US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic during the summer of 2021.
Before coming to Notre Dame, Sofia served as a volunteer missionary with Heart’s Home in Senegal and Italy, accompanying vulnerable and socially isolated individuals living in slums. She also has worked with the Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice Human Rights Office in Geneva, advocating for youth and children’s rights at the UN Human Rights Council. As a master of global affairs student, Sofia was the recipient of a Don & Marilyn Keough Fellowship.