Sofia Cymry Ayres-Aronson is a rising senior at JCU majoring in English and early childhood education. Since her freshman year, Sofia has worked at the JCU Writing Center and volunteered at the CSSA with Carroll Reads and Youth for Justice. Sofia is involved in JCU’s STEM club and the Ohio Council for Teachers of Mathematics (OCCTM). She is the recipient of the Magis Scholarship, Terri Ann Goodman Memorial Award, Christopher Roark Memorial Award, and OCCTM Teaching Award. After eight years of French and Latin education, she currently tutors middle school French and all high school subjects. Sofia is always involved in serving the local community by delivering food to homeless shelters, playing violin at hospitals, or knitting headbands for patients. During the pandemic, Sofia has been teaching herself Irish fiddle, building on seventeen years of classical violin training. She is currently thinking about writing a picture book to illustrate phonics concepts to young students and hoping to wrangle her good friend into being the illustrator. This summer, Sofia will be working with young creative writing students at Lake Erie Ink through JCU’s Summer in the City program.