About Sophie Maes

Sophie Maes is an Editorial Intern at Global Citizen. She recently graduated from NYU Gallatin with a concentration in Urban Problem Solving, Sustainable Development, and Spanish. Sophie believes that civic engagement is essential for achieving more equitable social outcomes.

Stories

  1. Article: Climate Change Threatens Dozens of World Heritage Sites Across the Globe
    Environment

    Climate Change Threatens Dozens of World Heritage Sites Across the Globe

    By Sophie Maes|Oct. 17, 2018

    These cultural monuments are at risk due sea-level rise, flooding, and erosion. Read more

  2. Article: 7 People Leading the Fight Against Poverty That You Should Know
    Citizenship

    7 People Leading the Fight Against Poverty That You Should Know

    By Sophie Maes|Oct. 17, 2018

    They’re addressing the root causes of poverty from gender equality to climate change. Read more

  3. Article: Women in Zanzibar Are Reclaiming Public Spaces After Being Pushed Out by Tourism
    Girls & Women

    Women in Zanzibar Are Reclaiming Public Spaces After Being Pushed Out by Tourism

    By Sophie Maes|Oct. 16, 2018

    This project is empowering women to reclaim their right to the city. Read more

  4. Article: The Asian Development Bank Made a Major Commitment to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
    ImpactWater & Sanitation

    The Asian Development Bank Made a Major Commitment to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

    By Sophie Maes|Oct. 16, 2018

    The ADB has committed to doubling its investments in WASH across the Asia-Pacific region. Read more

  5. Article: 10 Photos of Resilience, Celebration, and Learning From This Week
    Citizenship

    10 Photos of Resilience, Celebration, and Learning From This Week

    By Olivia Kestin  and  Sophie Maes|Oct. 12, 2018

    These photos capture communities persevering despite all odds. Read more

  6. Article: Emma Watson Shared This Throwback Photo for the Best Reason
    Girls & Women

    Emma Watson Shared This Throwback Photo for the Best Reason

    By Sophie Maes|Oct. 12, 2018

    The actress and humanitarian called for gender equality progress on International Day of the Girl. Read more

  7. Article: Your Wedding Could Help End Child Marriage
    Girls & Women

    Your Wedding Could Help End Child Marriage

    By Sophie Maes|Oct. 10, 2018

    Girls living in poor households are almost twice as likely to marry before age 18. Read more

  8. Article: The Plastic Waste on These Beautiful Islands Has Increased 900% in 10 Years
    Environment

    The Plastic Waste on These Beautiful Islands Has Increased 900% in 10 Years

    By Sophie Maes|Oct. 10, 2018

    Some invasive species can survive on floating plastic for years. Read more

  9. Article: Labeling Food Based on Its Environmental Impact Could Change the Way We Grocery Shop
    Environment

    Labeling Food Based on Its Environmental Impact Could Change the Way We Grocery Shop

    By Sophie Maes|Oct. 9, 2018

    Denmark plans to label food according to its effect on climate change. Read more

  10. Article: Trump Administration Predicts the Planet Will Warm a Devastating 7 Degrees by 2100
    Environment

    Trump Administration Predicts the Planet Will Warm a Devastating 7 Degrees by 2100

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sophie Maes|Sept. 28, 2018

    Rollbacks on fuel efficiency standards would put 8 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air. Read more