Sophie is a solicitor, campaigner and strong advocate for reforming the justice system. Sophie is the Executive Officer of Change the Record and the ACT Co-Chair of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.
Sophie has over ten years campaigning, media and communications experience working for a number of national NGOs and as a senior staffer in both state and federal politics. Sophie left a career in politics in Canberra to work as a lawyer in Alice Springs in 2016. She practiced in a wide range of civil and administrative law, before managing the youth prison and police accountability practice for an Aboriginal legal service in Alice Springs. Sophie began work in Alice Springs as the Royal Commission into the Detention and Protection of Children in the Northern Territory was underway. In her time practicing as a lawyer in Alice Springs, she was not aware of a single non-Indigenous child that was incarcerated in the Alice Spring Youth Detention Centre.
Sophie most recently worked as a social security, housing and homelessness lawyer for Canberra Community Law in Canberra. Here, she was an outspoken advocate for the rights of public housing tenants to safe and decent housing.