Public Health & Communications
Sophia Qamari is a senior at Charles J. Colgan High School in Manassas, Virginia where she resides with her parents and siblings. She is an Afghan-American that is fluent in English and Farsi. Sophia is an active member of Colgan’s student council and Muslims' Student Association (MSA). Sophia loves to explore nature and workout as well as spend time with her friends and family. Sophia has had a strong passion for helping people and the environment as her advocacy for public health started in middle school after witnessing the devastating effect air and water pollution was having on her parents’ home country, Afghanistan.
She is worried about the health effects of environmental pollution in underprivileged areas of the world and plans to help them through this organization. She advocates for younger generations to be more aware of what they’re putting out into the environment because of what it may cause in the future as well as the health privileges they have from a cleaner environment. Sophia hopes to act upon her interests in public health and medicine by pursuing a pre-med track in college.