Get to know Sophia!
As a Consultant on our Search team, Sophia LaFontant finds the best and brightest candidates to fulfill employment opportunities for Nonprofit HR’s clients. She is passionate about the professional development of new candidates and the growth of the Talent Acquisition Practice Area.
Sophia has a diverse professional background and started her career as an investigator for the Attorney General of the State of Florida before transitioning to human resources at the Department of Homeland Security. She also worked as a recruiter with the Public Defender Service (PDS) for the District of Columbia and D.C. Courts and helped increase diversity within both agencies by expanding partnerships with 52 targeted educational institutions and associations. Her expertise includes establishing talent acquisition initiatives that target diversity; designing interactive training methods; and administering payroll, benefits and retirement.
Sophia received a Bachelor of Science from the Florida State University in Psychology and Criminology.
Sophia holds her Certified Staffing Professional credential from the American Staffing Association and has conducted career information sessions, served as a panelist and presenter at conferences, and participated in numerous career fairs as a recruiter. Also, she currently serves as a volunteer with D.C. Public Schools within a nonprofit organization that enriches young lives through entrepreneurship, health, mental wellness and life skills development. She holds certifications for Personal Training and Yoga Instruction.
Pronouns: She, her, hers
“[Sophia] is a very good listener, who smartly repeats back what she hears to ensure that everyone is on the same page. She has a knack for finding that difficult balance between respecting the wishes of the client, and providing the client with needed feedback that will help them make the right choice. Every time I asked Sophia ‘What do you think,’ she had a piece of invaluable insight that better informed our decision making.”
—Devon Chaffee, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire