Postsecondary Retention Specialist
Phone: 816-932-1252 Mobile: 816-885-6431
Sophia Garcia is a postsecondary retention specialist for Kauffman Scholars, Inc. (KSI). In her current role, Sophia assists over 100 scholars who attend Benedictine College, the University of Central Missouri and the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC), guiding and nurturing their academic, social and emotional growth. Since joining KSI back in 2014, Sophia has worked in several different roles with the organization including her current position as a postsecondary coach.
Prior to joining KSI, Sophia worked in advertising before changing professions and pursuing a career in higher education where she worked as an admissions counselor at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.
Sophia serves as a mentor for the Avanzando program at UMKC and volunteers regularly at her church. Sophia earned bachelor’s of arts degrees in both mass communications and Spanish from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. She is currently pursuing a master’s of arts in management from Rockhurst University.