Sophie GardnerProgram Manager – West Region, she/her/hersProgram
Sophie Gardner is Program Manager for the Western Region, bringing with her extensive experience in the nonprofit sector. She most recently coordinated programming, development, and communications for TEACH, an Oakland-based organization that trains primary care physicians in comprehensive reproductive health and advocates for reproductive rights and justice. Previously, she supported youth leadership development through intercultural education, study abroad, and international hosting programs. Sophie is an LVC alumna who served at Global Visionaries in Seattle, Washington. While there, she oversaw a youth-led, social justice based service program that brought students to Guatemala. Sophie spends much of her free time singing Alto in the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. You can often find her swing dancing, speaking Norwegian, and having good conversation over food and wine. Sophie has a passion for traveling and getting to know her neighbors. She received a BA in Environmental Studies and French from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. A born and raised Minnesotan, Sophie now resides in Oakland, California.
Contact Sophie for information about LVC programming, placements or events in the Bay Area or Puget Sound.
LVC Regional Offices
Washington, DC – 1226 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005; 202-387-3222; staff
Twin Cities – Mailing Address: 2481 Como Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108 (on Luther Seminary’s campus); Physical Address – to visit us: Bockman Hall #204 & 205, 2375 Como Ave; staff
Chicago & Milwaukee – 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago, IL 60615 (in the Lutheran School of Theology); staff
Omaha – 6220 North 30th St., Omaha, NE 68111 (in Hillstrom House)
Bay Area & Puget Sound – 2425 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 (in University Lutheran Chapel); staff