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.

  • Mother’s Day Playlist

    Posted on May 6, 2015, from .

  • Animated Short “Clean Streets” Q&A with the Rauch Brothers

    Posted on April 29, 2015, from .

  • Women’s History Month Playlist

    Posted on March 30, 2015, from .

  • Preserving Pieces of History at Howard University

    Posted on March 20, 2015, from .

  • Chicago School Closings: Watch and Respond

    Posted on January 18, 2015, from Chicago, Illinois.

  • Five Best Books: Dave Isay on Lost Worlds

    Posted on December 22, 2014, from .

  • SCL 2015: Looking for a Few Good Libraries!

    Posted on December 19, 2014, from .

  • The 2014 National Day of Listening!

    Posted on November 26, 2014, from .

  • 2015 TED Prize Awarded to StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay

    Posted on November 17, 2014, from .

  • StoryCorps’ Military Voices Honors Veterans Day

    Posted on November 5, 2014, from .