Sophia Agtarap serves as the Director of Communications at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Past work includes student services in advising and recruitment and retention at the University of Washington, The United Methodist Church’s Communications Agency, and various justice and community oriented organizations. Her graduate studies include Communication and Digital Media (University of Washington) and Theology (Seattle Pacific Seminary). A transplant from Seattle (via Southern California and Iowa), she lives with her spouse, little nugget, and three dogs. She enjoys food and travel, and even more so when they are done in tandem.
Sophia is a deaconess in The United Methodist Church–a lay order whose call is to engage the world through a full-time vocation in ministries of love, justice, and service. She loves exploring the interconnectedness of food and community, and the ways that we can love and serve neighbor through those intersections.