Sophia joined the Board in February 2007 from Yellowknife, NT as a Technical Advisor, transitioned to the Senior Technical Advisor position in 2012 and to the Manager, Impact Assessment position in 2016. She has a MSc. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of British Columbia, and holds an Environmental Professional certification specializing in Natural Resource Management, Policy and Legislation, and Water Quality with the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board. Sophia coordinates and leads the environmental assessment of proposed projects, including coordinating development and standardization of impact assessment methodologies, procedures and guidance materials. Sophia also oversees the Board’s monitoring of the Meadowbank Gold Mine Project. Sophia works for the Board remotely from Arviat and when not at work, she enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband and dogs, travelling and photography.