Sophia is from Pohnpei, but is currently living in Yap, working to establish a new Compliance Investigation Division as a Chief Investigator for the Office of Yap State Public Auditor. Sophia has gained regional recognition for her achievements in the field of compliance investigation through such initiatives as developing and implementing the first Fraud Awareness Prevention Program in the FSM. She also participated in major lead roles investigating high profile cases that have led to conviction. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner with more than 15 years of experience in conducting both administrative and criminal investigations on governmental operations and activities. Sophia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Park University in Missouri, and has a Graduate Diploma in Fraud and Financial Investigation from Charles Sturt University in Australia.