Sophie Oppenheimer received a dual Master’s degree from Tufts University in Public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) and in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition (International Nutrition Interventions). She has been working as a Program Evaluation Consultant since 2010 with various non-profit organizations focusing on food security, health, nutrition, and education, and joined Spark Policy Institute as a Research Associate in 2014. Her main interest is in using evaluations as a tool to translate research into practice in order to improve program implementation, fundraising efforts, and organizational capacity for clients. Along with her brothers, Eric and Luke, she has co-founded Sustainable Empowerment and Economic Development Services (SEEDS), a company that focuses on using sustainable food production through permaculture and agroforesty as a means of improving project sustainability for organizations in domestic and international settings. Sophie has worked with Mainsprings since 2011 and has visited the campus several times, helping to improve food security and nutrition for the Mainsprings family.