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Sophia Tzeng

Sophia TzengVisiting Instructor of Management

Sophia Tzeng is a design strategist and executive advisor helping organizations and leaders scale social impact. She provides strategic design and facilitation services to Fortune 250 companies and matrix organizations through XPLANE, and to small to medium-sized social businesses and nonprofits through ASCETA. A former attorney, entrepreneur, and nonprofit executive, Sophia practiced international corporate litigation on Wall Street before founding and selling a PR and events-based company in Manhattan serving global industry leaders and serving for eight years as an executive director leading nonprofits through founder transitions. In addition to consulting, Sophia now teaches social venture management, leadership, strategy, corporate social responsibility, and innovation at the University of Portland, design thinking and entrepreneurship in PNCA’s Collaborative Design M.F.A. program, and is a regular lecturer for WVDO’s Nonprofit Executive Leadership Academy. A graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Law School, Sophia is founding president and current member of the board of directors of Period. The Menstrual Movement, advisory board chair of Innovation Law Lab, and has previously served on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Pamplin School of Business and on the boards of DePaul Industries, Campfire Columbia, and the Oregon Environmental Council. She is a longtime partner with Social Venture Partners Portland, outdoors enthusiast, and writer.

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