About Us / Center for Effective Government Staff: Sofia Plagakis
Sofia Plagakis: Policy Analyst – Environmental Right to Know
Sofia Plagakis works in the Center for Effective Government's Federal Information Policy program as an Environmental Right to Know Policy Analyst. Her specialty is in environmental right to know issues and information access as it affects environmental activists and advocates.
Prior to joining the Center for Effective Government, Sofia was Program Associate at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), working for the Trade & Sustainable Development, Human Rights & Environment, and Climate Change programs. At CIEL, Sofia worked to increase public participation and access to information in trade, investment, and human rights laws.
Previously, Sofia worked as an Associate Editor for the World Bank's Environment Matters (2004 edition). She was also a Research Assistant at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where she worked on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention and access to information laws in the former Soviet republics. She also held the position of Teaching Assistant for the Political Science department at Syracuse University, where she offered lectures for courses on U.S. Government, as well as U.S. Technology, Environment and Resource Policy.
Sofia received a M.A. in Political Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She completed a B.A. (Russian Studies, Political Science, and Spanish) and a M.A. (History) at Northern Illinois University. She has language skills in Greek, Russian, Spanish, and French (to varying degrees of proficiency).
Sofia is a member of various Greek-American organizations and enjoys exploring the many international and cultural events D.C. has to offer.