Student Profiles

Laura Sofia

Laura Sofia is a fourth-year student studying Brain, Cognition, and Behavior, as well as Global Development. Before coming to Minerva, she attended the Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong, where she discovered the importance of surrounding herself with people who share her passion for changing the world.

Laura Sofia Castro



Country of Origin



Social Sciences

Photo: Bob Miller

“In the long term, I would like to tackle the challenges associated with global governance. I believe as a species we won’t be able to realize our full potential if we don’t learn to collaborate.”

Social justice ranks near the top of the long list of things Laura is passionate about. She believes that deeply educating oneself about the key challenges facing today’s society is a critical first step toward solving them. While studying in Buenos Aires, for example, she attended a number of feminist events in order to better understand gender inequality issues in the region. Laura chose to attend Minerva because she felt being part of the first graduating class was an opportunity not to be missed.