Sophia McGovern’s passions for global health and creative writing led her across the world and right back home to campaigns, classrooms, and community poetry/writing events in Arizona. Through her work, she hopes to bring arts integration and creative programming into the classroom. She received her B.A. in English (Creative Writing), her B.A. in Global Studies, and her M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Arizona State University. She worked in global health, canvassed for voter registration, edited for local presses, taught ESL classes for union workers, ran youth poetry workshops, and taught in Arizona schools. Currently, she teaches English Language Arts at an alternative high school in Tempe, Arizona, runs little somethings press, and is a fiction editor for Iron City Magazine.

Curriculum Vitae

M. Ed. Secondary Education (Teacher Certification), Arizona State University, May 2021

B.A. English (Creative Writing), Arizona State University, August 2016

B.A. Global Studies, Arizona State University, August 2016


English Language Arts Teacher, Ombudsman Educational Services, August 2019-Present

Fiction Editor, Iron City Magazine, March 2019-Present

Founding editor, little somethings pressJanuary 2019-Present

Instructional Assistant, Ombudsman Educational Services, August 2017-2019

ESL Instructor, Immigration & Worker Center, Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy, March 2017-August 2019

Member, Cartonera Collective at Cardboard House Press, March 2018-August 2019

Poetry Program Leader, Grant Woods Boys & Girls Club, October 2018-March 2019

Editor, rinky dink press, August 2016-December 2018

Associate Editor, Four Chambers Press, August 2016-January 2018

Artist in Residence for the Main Street Prototyping Festival, Mesa Arts Center and Grant Woods Boys & Girls Club, June-November 2017

Field Organizer, Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy, June-August 2017

Administrative Assistant, Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy, November 2016-August 2017

Co-Facilitator, Osher Lifelong Learning at Arizona State University, July 2017 & August-October 2015

Administrative Assistant, Unite Here Local 11 (Phoenix), January-July 2017

AVID Instructional Assistant, Phoenix Union High School District at Metro Tech High School, November 2016-May 2017

Assistant Editor, Weaving the Threads: Women + Art + Community, January 2016-February 2017

Team Lead, Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy, October-November 2016

Field Organizer, Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy, August-November 2016

Assistant, Jerry Portelli Photography, August-November 2016

Summer Intern, International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS, January-July 2016

Habilitation Provider, HOPE Group, January-June 2016

Editor, Write on, DowntownMay 2015-May 2016

Co-President, GlobeMed, May 2015-May 2016

Grassroots On-Site Work Coordinator and Intern, GlobeMed, May 2013-August 2014

GlobalhealthU Coordinator, GlobeMed, January 2013-May 2015