Prior to joining Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service, Sophie Kim Goldmacher spent four years at the White House. She served as Deputy Director of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, where she managed the selection process for the White House Fellows program, the nation’s premiere fellowship for leadership and public service. She also previously directed the fellowship’s education program. Sophie began her career in public service in California government, where she served as a policy adviser and legislative aide in both chambers of the state legislature. She is a graduate of Wellesley College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in political science. She is an alumnus of Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy, where she received her Master of Public Policy and founded the Women in Public Policy Initiative. She was selected to be the student commencement speaker at both graduation ceremonies and is a proud native of Alameda, California.