Sophia Steele, born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, graduated from Clemson University in 2021 with a major in English and a minor in Theatre. As an undergraduate, Sophia was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and the Clemson Tiger Newspaper where she wrote for the Opinions column. After serving with Impact America, she hopes to attend graduate school for journalism. 


What is your proudest accomplishment?

My most proud accomplishment is being accepted into the Disney College Program in 2019, where I got to serve as a lifeguard at Typhoon Lagoon. Not only did I rescue more than 20 people, I also got the chance to make lifelong friends and great memories!


What is your favorite quote from a book, film, or song?

“She burned too bright for this world.” –Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë


What was your most meaningful service experience or extracurricular activity in college and why?

My most meaningful extracurricular experience is also one of my most memorable service experiences. My sorority does an annual “Walk a Mile” relay race between different fraternities and sororities on campus, where the teams race each other in high heels! All the proceeds from the event go to the sorority’s main philanthropy: Safe Harbor.