Sophie Ordway

TITLE: Data & Policy Fellow, MDLEO

Sophie is a Data & Policy Fellow for the Youth Policy Lab. She holds a MSW with a focus on Policy and Program Evaluation from the University of Michigan and a BA in English and Women’s Studies from Marist College. Prior to joining YPL, Sophie was a research analyst at the Detroit Justice Center and a program coordinator for the Goodwill Employment Center’s reentry program in Grand Rapids.

Sophie has spent the last seven years advocating for changes to Michigan’s criminal legal system in both her professional and personal spheres. She is passionate about using data and research to help create more equitable communities for everyone, particularly people who have been impacted by our criminal legal systems. In her spare time, you can find Sophie knitting sweaters, sewing clothes, growing vegetables and spending time with her four-legged best friend, Freddie.