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.

  • In The Life Archive with Schomburg and StoryCorps

    Posted on August 28, 2014, from .

  • Finding Our Way in Seattle, WA

    Posted on July 31, 2014, from Seattle, WashingtonTacoma, Washington.

  • StoryCorps OutLoud: Coast-to-Coast

    Posted on July 1, 2014, from .

  • #ThisIsOutLoud

    Posted on June 9, 2014, from .

  • StoryCorps OutLoud: Chapter 1

    Posted on June 7, 2014, from .

  • StoryCorps OutLoud launching in NYC!

    Posted on May 21, 2014, from .

  • Voices from Topeka—60 Years After Brown V. Board of Education

    Posted on May 17, 2014, from .

  • #MomStrong: A Celebration of the Strong Women in our Lives!

    Posted on May 5, 2014, from .

  • Helping People Grow

    Posted on April 24, 2014, from .

  • Mobile Lowdown: Durham Edition

    Posted on April 17, 2014, from .