Profile

Sophie Hansen, Criminal Justice and Psychology



Hometown:

Natick

Expertise / Activities:

Residence Life experience, including orientation leader. Student club president of award-winning Students Against Human Trafficking.

“UMass Lowell is a really great school to transfer into. If you’re a new student, get involved. Even if it’s just one club, go all out.”
Sophie Hansen talks the talk – and walks the walk about getting involved in campus life to take advantage of all that UMass Lowell has to offer.

Watch a brief video interview with Sophie (right) and learn more about life at UMass Lowell.

As a transfer from Franklin Pierce University and a commuter student, Sophie joined the Off-Broadway Players as a way to meet people when she came to UMass Lowell. She soon moved on campus and became a resident adviser (RA) and went on to be an orientation leader and assistant residential director. 

“Being part of res life, I learned so much about myself and others,” she says. 

Sophie’s advice to new students is, “Get involved. Even if it’s just one club, go all out. If you don’t see one you like, you can create your own. All it takes is eight students.” 

As the president of the award-winning club, Students Against Human Trafficking, in her work as a rape crisis hotline counselor off campus and competing in the Student Iron Chef competition (on team “Let’s Wok and Roll”), Sophie has lived up to her own advice.

She graduated with a double major in Criminal Justice and Psychology and is going on to graduate studies at Columbia University.