Student Story: Sophia Russell

Sophia is a Phoenix-native who returned to education from the workforce in 2018. She has always been passionate about helping people and building communityand worked in various capacities to do so.

"I had attempted to return to school several times in my life.Due to various conflicts in life I just couldn’t seem to get a degree plan that would firmly incorporate all the extensive work experience in the different fields I had. The multi—disciplinary program here at UA North Valley has turned out to be the perfect fit. I have the ability to obtain a degree that fits in any area of experience I have. Education, Corrections, Social Work even Arts and Entertainment as it gives me the freedom to choose a career path without losing any of the valuable skills and knowledge gained through previous work."

Sophia intends to take her knowledge and degree to launch a new career in k-12 education as an administrator.