Sofia Shield works in the social impact and philanthropy space and is proud to be continuing the legacy of her grandfather, Jack Polak (founder of the AnneFrank Center USA). She received her B.A. from Tufts University in 2014, with a double major in international relations and peace and justice studies, and a minor in Russian. While at Tufts, she also ran the "Tufts AgainstGenocide" Holocaust and Genocide Education Programming Initiative, bringing survivors to campus to share their stories. For these and other efforts, she received the university's Marshall Hochhauser Prize in 2014 and was recognized nationally by NBC-Universal and Time Warner Cable as a 2014recipient of their Characters Unite Award. She received a M.S. in conflict resolution and governance from the University of Amsterdam/ Universiteit van Amsterdam in2017, with her thesis focusing on post-conflict reconciliation and education inBelfast, Northern Ireland. Sofia has worked with various peacebuilding, international development, and education organizations globally, including theAnne Frank House in Amsterdam.
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