Excellence in Language Studies Award, Russian 


Student Name: Sophia Rice

Major(s): International Studies and Russian/Eastern European Studies

Bio: Sophia is the daughter of high school teachers Heidi and Chris Rice.  She is a current junior in the college double-majoring in International Studies and Russian/Eastern European Studies.  She absolutely adores Emory’s Russian program, her colleagues, and her amazing professors from it.  In addition to her studies, Sophia has worked for three years as a student employee for the Political Science Department and is an EducationUSA virtual intern and English writing teacher for Russian students.  She also enjoys her roles of Co-President of Emory’s International Student Leadership & Advocacy Board (ISLAB), Academic Fellow (AF) Captain for incoming international freshmen, and former Sophomore Advisor for Alabama Hall.  For fun, Sophia enjoys drawing and painting, doing yoga, cooking, traveling, playing tennis, listening to music, watching movies, and reading classic literature. After Emory, she plans to complete a graduate degree in International Affairs and pursue a career related to Eurasian-American diplomacy.