Sophia Lugo graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude with Highest Honors in History and Science with a minor in Global Health Policy. At Harvard, she received the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for submitting one of her year’s most outstanding theses, as well as the Ernst Kitzinger Prize awarded annually to the student exemplifying “intellectual integrity, love of the arts, and generosity.” She holds a Master’s in Global Affairs from the Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University, where she was a CONACYT (Mexican Council on Science and Technology) Fellow. There, she wrote a master’s thesis on opportunities and risks of creating a transnational framework for biomedical collaboration between the US and China, anchored in understandings of privacy. Sophia has continued to publish and present on multilateral approaches to biomedical collaboration in the US-China Perception Monitor and at The Carter Center.
“National Science Foundation and NIH create a global institution governing biomedical R&D/patient data. It will engage stakeholders across technical AND public spheres, transparently communicate proceedings & commitments, and harmonize standards for data sharing and collaboration.”