Sophie Chance's Story

If only a life could be summarized in boxes

Sept 2022

Purchasing my first home in San Diego was a privilege I would have never imagined. With the help of my friend and fellow SDSU graduate, Rory Cornelius, I was able to purchase a condo just 5 minutes away from my alma mater.

April 2022

Four day hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Traveling alone on this journey allowed me to meet and learn from people from all over the world.

Aug 2022

Work-from-home allowed me to fullfill my dream of traveling through South America. Spent 9 months traveling through Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Columbia, and Honduras. Worked full time for CourseKey from cafes and co-working spaces.

May 2021

Graduated from San Diego State University as a Management & Information Systems major with a minor in Engineering. Active member in over 15 clubs and served on the leadership boards of 7; including Camp Kesem President, Asscoiated Students Board of Directors, Vice President of Philanthropy for College Panhellenic Association and Vice President of Finance for Rotaract.

Sept 2020

Started as a Data Analytics intern for CourseKey's Success department. Quickly, began to create metrics and dashboards for every single department. These metrics were used by the entire company, including for weekly Leadership check-ins and reporting to the Board of Directors.

Jan 2020

Selected to participate in a faculty led 10 day trip to Israel and Palestine. Given the opportunity to speak with diplomats and scholars on both sides.

Aug 2019

Camp Kesem is a camp for kids who's parents have been impacted by a parent's cancer. Set the foundation for SDSU by hosing the first ever Camp Kesem raising over $30,000 to send 30 campers.

June 2019

Summer internship in Chicago, IL, where I was trained in automation systems. Then, given the opportunity to use that training in the field by working with Sales Engineers across the country to make presentations to potential customers.

July 2018

Summer internship in Dublin, Ireland at Flair, an education software company working to use machine learning to help students choose the best path for themselves after High School.

Jan 2018

Started an initiative to get more Women in STEM involved in entrepreneurship. I worked with clubs and organizations throughout campus to host events and promote women's involvement in the ZIP Launchpad. Managed a team of 3 people.

July 2017

Somnia Sleep Technology senses your tempterature to make sure that you never wake up too hot or too cold. My co-founder and I worked together to create a working prototype and ended up raising thousands of dollars from pitch competitions.