Sophia A. Nelson
|Sophia A. Nelson|
|Born||Sophia Angeli Nelson
January 5, 1967
|Education||San Diego State University and Washington College of Law, American University|
|Occupation||Lawyer, author, political commentator|
Sophia A. Nelson (born January 5, 1967) is an American author, political strategist, opinion writer, and attorney. She was born in Munich, Germany and grew up in Somerdale, New Jersey. Graduating from San Diego State University, she was the first African-American woman elected to a major position in student government. She originally wanted to be the first Black female Supreme Court Justice, but decided to become a freelance writer instead. Nelson is an attorney and a member of the Republican Party.
Nelson writes a national lifestyle and political column for NBC's theGrio.com titled "Living Redefined", and she is a contributor to Essence magazine, Heart & Soul, USA Today and NPR. Her second book Reconnect was published 2013 and it deals with the power of human "connection" and how to focus on what truly matters in the 21st Century.
She authored the book Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama. She advocates for better representation of black women in the media and society. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.