SOPHIA DANENBERG didn't go on her first hike until college, but in 2006 she became the first African-American and the first black woman to climb to the summit of Mount Everest

Sophia’s love of the mountains has taken her all over the world, from the Matterhorn in Switzerland, to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, to Ama Dablam in Nepal and to Aconcagua in Argentina. 

While at sea level, she leads the international policy analysis program in environment, health and safety (EH&S) at The Boeing Company, advising the corporation on EH&S policy developments and interfacing with global trade associations, governments, the United Nations, OECD, APEC and other intergovernmental organization on behalf of the company and industry. 

Sophia loves sharing her passion for athletics and the outdoors and has volunteered with Special Olympics, Passages Northwest, and the Sierra Club Inner City Outings. She is also active in politics and was a delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention

Prior to launching her career, Sophia was a researcher-writer for a travel guide in Thailand and a Fulbright Fellow in environmental economics at Keio University in Tokyo. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in environmental sciences and public policy.

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