As an Associate for the Municipal Affairs Practice, Sophie focuses on municipal climate action, including green development standards, low-carbon transportation, and energy recovery. With regulated sectors such as solid waste management, transit expansion, and permitting and licensing.
She has recently assisted with two successful bids for crossing guard services contracts in Ottawa and Toronto, and played a role in making a change to the City of Toronto Noise By-law that allows for more effective business operations around the movement of goods.
Prior to Sussex, Sophie, worked as a Research Assistant at Fundación Vida Sostenible, an environment and sustainability organization in Madrid, Spain. While there, she researched and reported on local ecological expositions and sustainable urban transformation projects.
She also holds an active role in several Toronto mayoral campaigns, including John Tory’s 2018 campaign and Ana Bailão’s 2023 campaign.
Sophie holds a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management with a specialization in Strategic Public Opinion and Policy Advocacy from Carleton University where she graduated with distinction.
She has received institutional recognition for her roles in various research projects and was nominated to be a panelist at the 2021 Graduate Research Caucus at Carleton University to present her undergraduate research on strategic government communications with young Canadians related to COVID-19.
Outside of work, Sophie enjoys skiing, reading, and trying new coffee shops around Toronto.