Sofia de la O is a junior studying chemical engineering with a concentration in pre-medicine from Wichita, Kansas. When Sofia graduates, she hopes to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. and become a pediatric oncologist. This career would allow her to combine her passion for helping people with her aspiration to contribute to scientific progress. Outside the classroom, Sofia is involved in undergraduate research, the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Program, the Engineering Ambassador Program, and works as a Resident Assistant for KU Student Housing. Her hobbies include playing sports and staying active, fishing, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family. Sofia has had great mentors help her with her grow in her personal, educational, and career goals, and she hopes to do the same for other students.