Sofia Mehaffey is an advocate, activist, and community servant. Originally from Queens, New York, Sofia spent her formative years in several Eastern Iowa cities and attended Kirkwood Community College, the University of Iowa, and Mount Mercy University. After completing her studies with a B.A. in Political Science and an M.B.A., she launched her career in community health, social justice, equity, and nutrition at Horizons, A Family Service Alliance. Sofia and her husband co-own Bulwark Consulting, LLC, a firm dedicated to progressive candidate and issue based campaigns and projects. Sofia resides in Cedar Rapids with her husband, three children, several fish, and a Russian tortoise named Ivan.