Hometown: Paternò, Sicily, Italy
Education: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with minors in History and Economics, John Cabot University and the University of Wales (1st class Honors degree); Master of Science in Project Management with distinction, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking – Recreating Sicilian cuisine in Florida; traveling; thrift shopping for hidden treasures; Cross-stitch/needlepoint; Reading classic novels
Best Part of the Job: "Getting to know my students and their goals – I’m here to guide you along and help you fulfill your dreams. Think of me as Virgil from Dante’s Inferno – I’m guiding you through trials and am next to you each step of the way to get you to Paradise – graduation!"
Sofia joins us with a background in higher education as well as with direct experience with Embry-Riddle graduate coursework. Sofia is optimistic, caring, and always has her student’s best interest in mind. With Sofia as your dedicated advisor, you are in excellent hands.
During his time in the Coast Guard, Ken Kring accrued more than 100 flight hours as an air crewman on the H60 Jayhawk. He also received Air Station Clearwater's Eagle Eye Award for identifying a structural failure in one of their aircraft, as well as several recognitions for achievement, good conduct and more. Looking forward, Kring plans to work within the aerospace industry and hopes to solve future challenges associated with manned spaceflight.Ken Kring
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