Meet the co-chair candidates: Sophia Viscarello
Five candidates will go head to head in Masters’ first ever virtual co-chair elections on April 30. Here’s everything you need to know about finalist Sophia Viscarello before casting your ballot.
Photographer and fencer Sophia Viscarello said her ideas about next year focus around the themes of connection, communication and openness.
“‘The wisdom is really in the room,’ is a quote my mom always says,” she said. “If you’re able to listen to what people have to say, you can accomplish a lot more.”
If elected to the 2020-2021 co-chair position, Viscarello said she hopes to achieve these goals by getting to know as many individuals as possible, hopefully gaining the trust and respect of every student.
“I want to create a community where a freshman feels comfortable walking up to one of the co-chairs and having a conversation with them,” she said. She would look forward to going to every advisory meeting to introduce herself and get to know as many people as possible, she added.
“I looked up to the co-chairs as a freshman as amazing role models. If I could be that for someone, be a representative of kindness in our community, that would mean so much to me.”
Viscarello accredits many of the leadership skills she hopes to bring to the job to her time on the varsity fencing team.
“Fencing has taught me a lot about confidence and working together,” she said. She added that as an underclassman, she always admired the confidence that previous co-chairs exhibited.
“I hoped to be that confident one day, and never thought I’d run until this year,” she said. “It’s a testament to the community that I was able to bring up my confidence and put myself out there.”