Sofia Araujo


Sofia provides research and analytical support to projects related to economic development.


Before joining HR&A, Sofia graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Master’s in City and Regional Planning. While in school, she supported economic development analyses and policy development for rural and disadvantaged communities as well as indigenous tribes in North Carolina as a research analyst for NCGrowth. Sofia is passionate about equitable economic development and policy. Her Master’s project focused on analyzing the impact of the 2021 expanded Child Tax Credits on poverty alleviation in North Carolina through proxy measures of poverty.

Sofia has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in International Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida, and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Member, North Carolina Economic Development Association

Member, American Planning Association

Member, North Carolina Planning Association

Member, International Mentoring Association