Sophia Ramirez is a fellow with the Prison and Justice Writing Program at PEN America. She recently graduated from Wilton High School in Connecticut and will attend Yale University next fall. Passionate about writing and eager to support others in their own storytelling, she joined the Prison Creative Arts Project as a senior, reviewing the submitted poetry, fiction, and essays of incarcerated people. She is now taking a gap year to further explore and contribute to the ongoing conversation about criminal justice reform, art, and where those intersect. In her free time, she loves playing board games with her family, learning the harmonica, and writing short stories.