Meet the Team

Sofia Macias

sofia macias

Past Student

I am originally from Denver, CO, and have now lived in El Paso, TX, since 2008. I am an Undergraduate student from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. The reason I am pursuing Social Work is due to my interests in bettering the lives of others, all while making an impact and change to their well-being. My main interest focuses on mental health and I hope to pursue a Master's Degree from UTEP, as well in furthering in my education to obtain a License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW).

In the past I have been engaged and dedicated in activities throughout the El Paso community in presenting hope and finding help for those who struggle with addiction and self-injury as a member of the organization 'To Write Love On Her Arms’. More so, I have focused on the goal of aiding active recovery individuals while reducing stigma associated with these individuals throughout the El Paso community by the means of the ‘Student Recovery Organization’. I have as well been engaged in promoting social change, empowerment, and well-being to individuals, families, groups, organizations, and the El Paso community through the membership in the Student Association of Social Work (SASW).

In addition, I will be undertaking Undergraduate Research as part of my scholarship through BUILDing SCHOLARS, under the mentorship of Dr. Kosyluk Ph.D., CRC and Diana Rivera Macias, Master of Rehabilitation Counseling Student, for the remaining two years of my Undergrad.

You can read more about BUILDing SCHOLARS here.