Sophie is a data journalist with a background in research and computer science.
Before coming to PRI, she was the Google News Fellow at the Pew Research Center. There, she worked on a report to analyze the impact of media coverage of the Flint water crisis.
Sophie did her Master’s degree at the MIT Media Lab, where she used social media analysis and computational social science to look at how news stories spread on Twitter.
She has a passion for science and stories, in every combination.
She left PRI in 2018.
Despite promises to "promote clean air and water," environmental prosecutions and penalties have drastically decreased during Trump’s first year.
Julio Ramos just started medical school, but unless Congress passes laws to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children, it’s unclear if he can finish his training. Or pay back the student loans he’s already taken out.
Three of every four terror attacks last year took place in Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Somalia, Turkey, Nigeria, Yemen or Syria, according to the latest data from the Global Terrorism Database.
In 2016, there were 13,446 terror attacks — a 9 percent decrease from the previous year — but the number of victims kidnapped or held hostage nearly doubled.
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Although suicide bombings grab headlines in the West, they comprise only .13 percent of all attacks globally in the last decade. They are, however, part of a predictable pattern, experts say.
After the lethal shooting of Liu Shaoyo, a Chinese man in Paris, an overlooked community in France finds its voice.
Speech analysis shows Donald Trump's address to Congress to be pretty normal compared with other recent presidents. That's a departure from Trump's usual style.
Macedonia came under the spotlight for generating pro-Trump fake news during the US elections. But this Macedonian is doing everything she can to stop its spread.