Sofia is a Senior Associate in the Open Innovation Programmes team at PUBLIC. She focuses on the delivery of startup open innovation and acceleration programs for public administrations and international organizations. Prior to PUBLIC, Sofia worked as Project Lead at the IE PublicTech Lab, working extensively to foster Govtech ecosystems and to design and implement govtech programs in the public sector in Iberoamerica. She has contributed to publications alongside organisations like the Development Bank of Latin America-CAF, The Governance Lab at New York University and the Inter-American Development Bank. Trained in political and social sciences, Sofia has undergone Executive Education in digital transformation for government at Harvard’s Kennedy School.