Sophia Williams is on a mission…

to mentor and inspire future leaders

Sophia Williams ’15Participation in Harvey Mudd’s Summer Institute (SI) program inspired President’s Scholar Sophia Williams ’15 to seek opportunities to help others.

“There are such high academic expectations and an intense curriculum at Harvey Mudd, but in SI, you struggle through it together, and that creates such a strong bond within the SI community,” Williams said.

When she was a rising junior, Williams was chosen to serve as the program’s head mentor. In that role, she trained mentors to become leaders and good communicators and led a community outreach program that brought a day of science activities to a group of 7- to 14-year-old students. “The experience was so much fun, and it taught me so much about leadership,” she said.

She serves in a variety of other leadership roles across campus, including as an aide for the Future Achievers in Science and Technology program, as a mentor for Atwood Dorm and as a Dean of Students (DOS) Muchacho. As a Muchacho, Williams helps plan fun, relaxing student activities to balance the rigors of academic life.

Strategic Vision Theme III: Excellence and Diversity