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Sophie Hollingsworth
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Sophie Hollingsworth
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Sophie is the 2017 New Explorer of the Year Awardee.

Sophie is passionate about the environment, remote communities, and global health. Sofía holds a Bachelors in Environmental Studies and Global Public Health from New York University, is a 2016-2018 Fulbright Scholar, and currently pursuing a Master of Health Security at the University of Sydney.

As the Founder of AquaAid International, Sophie works with some of Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa’s most remote villages establishing sustainable sources of clean drinking water and basic sanitation. Sophie’s work has appeared in National Geographic.

Sophie loves all things water: whether kayaking, sailing, diving, or establishing sustainable sources of water, she is a water girl. Sophie is an avid sailor, has sailed across the Pacific Ocean, and holds a 200-ton captains license. At the time of certification, she was the youngest female to obtain a 200-ton MCA Yachtmaster Captains License. Sophie was an expedition member on the 2016 Explorers Club Flag (No. 101) Expedition to document the female chiefs of Maewo Island in the Republic of Vanuatu. Sophie is a proud member of The Explorers Club, The Royal Geographical Society, and WINGS WorldQuest Flag Carrier.
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