Community development practitioner and social entrepreneur, Sophia has hosted catalytic projects in Cuba, Honduras, Canada, Turkey, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Through participatory processes Sophia engages multi-stakeholder groups around complex issues ranging from social innovation, to urban design, and sustainable development. Director & Founder of Co*Lab & Placemaking Halifax Sophia has led a movement in Nova Scotia of ground-up participation to create meaningful public spaces & more livable neighbourhoods. For over 8 years, Sophia has been bringing together diverse stakeholders to solve complex social & environmental challenges. Sophia completed an international trans-disciplinary Masters in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability in Karlskrona, Sweden.