Elected in 2011, this is her first term on Vancouver Board of Education. She is a member of Board Committees: Education and Student Services Committee; and, Finance and Legal Committee.
She also serves as trustee representative to English Language Learners Advisory Committee which advises the Board on reception and promotion of English as second language students.
Sophia is recognized as a community leader and passionate promoter of public education. She is a recipient of Outstanding Chinese Woman Award, 2007, and is a Paul Harris Fellow.
Her background as a mental health clinician gives the VSB a key perspective on human resource issues and youth behaviour. She is able to quickly defuse seemingly complicated matters in order to smooth relationships with employee groups and parents.
Sophia publishes in professional journals and medical educational booklets. She speaks at local, national and international conferences, co-ordinates community workshops and facilitates parents and family support groups.
Through this wide involvement in VSB and professional life, Sophia is concerned about fiscal responsibility and a sustainable future for education. She recognizes the quandary of delivering quality education without unduly loading students with future public debt.