So is part of Schultz & Williams’ strategic planning team. Her responsibilities include serving as a point of contact between S&W and clients as well as providing strategic insights and support for successful project completions.
So’s interest in shaping and implementing policy led her to begin her work in the nonprofit sector. Working with a passionate firm like S&W has opened her eyes to a more structural view on how organizations can perform at their best while carrying out their duties to serve communities. She has also learned the importance of planning for organizations to achieve their maximum success in both short and long-terms.
Before joining S&W, So worked for a nonprofit that serves vulnerable immigrant seniors in five different counties in Pennsylvania. There, she was part of multiple departments, including development, social services, and communications. So was also an assistant manager at a West Philadelphia nonprofit that focuses on educating students on important issues through art literacy. This group also distributes children’s books to low-income schools in West Philadelphia. Today, she is part of their Advisory Board.
Before moving to Philadelphia, So was as a researcher at Cornell University for five years developing questionnaires and collecting and analyzing data via interviews and focus groups. These results were used for final reports for key organizations in the public and private sectors as well as the government. So currently serves on two nonprofit boards in Philadelphia – A Book a Day and The Spruce Foundation.
- Diabetes Leadership Council
- West Catholic Preparatory High School
- Tyler Arboretum
- Bachelor’s Degree in Development Sociology & Law – Cornell University
- Master’s Degree in Social Policy – University of Pennsylvania