Sophie Sidhu

Sophie Sidhu (Bio Photo)
Student Programs Specialist, Education Program
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Sophie Sidhu is the Student Programs Specialist within the East-West Center’s Education Program. She is a member of the senior leadership team in the Education Program, responsible for leading the Center’s fast-growing Student Affiliate Program, student programming and working closely with East-West Center Housing to ensure a safe, positive, and engaging residential life experience for EWC students. 

Sophie is an international and higher education professional with more than 10 years of experience. She came to the EWC from Cornell University, where she spent five years as Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Asian & Asian American Center, and four years prior as Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity Education & Outreach. Sophie has also worked on diversity and community-building initiatives at Columbia University, Hampshire College and the University of Hawaii, Manoa and has interned with UNICEF India.

Sophie holds an M.A. in International Educational Development/Peace Education from Columbia University, Teachers College, and a B.A. in International Studies from Hampshire College. She has been published by UNICEF for her research on gender equality and human rights education in India.