(European Medical Students’ Association - EMSA)
Sofia is a Medical Doctor specializing in Public Health in Portugal. She has completed an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and she is currently completing a MA in International Relations and Political Science (European Studies track) at the NOVA university in Lisbon. Over the last years, she has been working in Public Health at international level, having attended over 40 international meetings as an active delegate. She worked as a consultant at the WHO Representation to the European Union in Brussels for a year, following topics related to risk factors, including alcohol and tobacco. Furthermore, Sofia has worked as the Vice President for External Affairs of the European Medical Students’ Association for two years, addressing health policies and public health projects across Europe in several areas, including alcohol, healthy ageing, bioethics and medical education. Perhaps the area she has more expertise in would be the reduction of alcohol-related harm. As the Vice President for Advocacy and Alcohol Policy of APYN for four years, she worked on research, policy, advocacy and also training at both national and European level. She also holds a position within the Young Forum Gastein Taskforce, and she was a member of the Executive Desk and the Executive Committee of the European Network of Medical Residents in Public Health. In her spare time, she likes to learn languages and travel.