Sophia Markley is a high school sophomore from Powell, Ohio. She took up this project in order to help underrepresented youth get involved in and learn more about politics. She believes that by spreading knowledge and awareness about political issues, today’s youth will be better equipped to make positive change in today’s society. In addition to being a founding member of Youth Upholding Democracy, Sophia is the Director of Outreach for the Ohio River Valley of JSA and the Nigerian Business Chair for her International Business and Development Team. Sophia is also a member of her school’s Student Class Cabinet, Principal’s Advisory, and Student Council. She participates in her school’s Speech and Debate, Theater, and Psychology Club.