Proudly born and raised in the Bay Area, Sophie Simon-Ortiz got her start recording community stories at Oakland-based organization Youth Radio. She was thrilled to move back home last year after completing her B.A. at Oberlin College, where she majored in American and Latin American Studies, and minored in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. Since early 2010 she’s been loving her work as a facilitator at the San Francisco StoryBooth. Since moving back to the Bay Area, Sophie has also worked in the East Bay doing art with elementary school kids and as a legal aid counselor with Causa Justa/Just Cause, a tenants’ rights organization in Oakland.

  • The Great Thanksgiving Listen

    Posted on August 27, 2015, from .

  • A Return to Post-Katrina New Orleans

    Posted on August 26, 2015, from New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • “Traffic Stop” Q&A

    Posted on August 6, 2015, from .

  • From our Archive: Americans Living with Disabilities

    Posted on June 25, 2015, from .

  • A PRIDE Playlist from StoryCorps Outloud

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  • Behind the Scenes of A More Perfect Union

    Posted on June 19, 2015, from .

  • Questions for Dad

    Posted on June 17, 2015, from .

  • Father’s Day Playlist

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  • Just Released: New Collection of Stories from OutLoud

    Posted on June 16, 2015, from .

  • Upcoming National Broadcast of StoryCorps Short “The Last Viewing”

    Posted on May 27, 2015, from .