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Sophia A. Nelson
Sophia is "redefining" the rules for 21st Century living and success. The award-winning author, journalist, political commentator and former House of Representatives committee counsel is working to change the game for a new generation of Americans in academia, the workplace, interpersonal relationships, and overall persona development.
Prior to becoming a freelance journalist and former White House correspondent and political columnist for JET magazine, Nelson served in several senior and executive positions within the government and corporate sector. Among her industry accomplishments: She worked as a senior committee staff counsel in the House of Representatives, served as a director of Congressional & Public Affairs for the United States Chamber of Commerce, and as president & CEO of ALN Consulting, Inc., which she merged into a new practice group at the nationally ranked law firm of Holland & Knight LLP in 2004. Her practice focused on developing emerging market and defense intelligence companies.
When she is not covering the First Lady at the White House, or appearing on TV as a national political pundit and cultural commentator, Nelson can be found speaking at America's largest Corporations, Universities, Foundations, and Organizations.
Nelson earned her bachelor's degree in Political Science (Minor in Africana Studies) from San Diego State University in 1990. She earned her juris doctorate degree from American University-Washington College of Law, after transferring from Washington & Lee University-Law School in 1992. She was admitted to practice in New Jersey in 1995, in Washington D.C. and before the United States Supreme Court in 2004. Nelson is also a proud and active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She resides in Loudoun County, VA.
Sophia's new award winning, top-selling book 'Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama' has captivated the public's interest. Her book has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Michael Baisden Show, FOX, ABC, and she has been the subject of feature stories in the Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, Essence Magazine, Solo Woman Magazine, and much more.
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