Meet Our Awesome Summer Intern, Sofia!
Name: Sofia Jonas
School: Harvard, Class of 2016
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Assignment: Researching the state of poverty in the Bay Area
Why did you choose to spend the summer at Tipping Point?
I was attracted to Tipping Point for two reasons. First, how it has distilled a deep understanding about what non-profits need to be successful into a unique, cutting-edge model that prioritizes unrestricted funding. Second, the intentionality with which Tipping Point seeks to create a productive working relationship between the for-profit and non-profit worlds.
Who or what inspires you?
People and organizations that never stop thinking creatively about how to disrupt seemingly intractable societal problems.
What’s the most surprising thing you learned this summer?
One of the most disturbing things I’ve learned and observed this summer is the incredible inequality that characterizes the Bay Area, between the tech boom on one hand and those for whom the wealth created by it is completely inaccessible on the other. I’ve also learned from Tipping Point to never underestimate the value of recognizing and celebrating the small (but important) wins and achievements as you work toward huge, long-term goals.