Sofia Soto Reyes is a Junior Associate at the Consensus Building Institute (CBI). She conducts research and stakeholder assessments, contributes to project design and development, manages stakeholder engagement, and co-facilitates in several of CBI’s practice areas. Sofia works to support conflict resolution and capacity-building efforts across a wide range of areas of expertise including organizational development, climate adaptation, natural resource management, sustainable development, and environmental peacebuilding.
Prior to CBI, Sofia worked at the World Resources Institute with Global Forest Watch (GFW) and at the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) with its Environmental Peacebuilding Program. During her time with GFW, she spearheaded the research and strategic development of a new education initiative. While at ELI, she co-edited a book chapter on post-conflict peacebuilding and natural resources and conducted case study research on the connection between land management systems and Sierra Leone’s civil war.
Sofia holds a B.A. in Environmental Policy from Barnard College of Columbia University, with recognition as an Athena Scholar in Leadership. Sofia is fluent in Spanish and has studied abroad in Jordan, Vietnam, Morocco, and Bolivia.