sn064_ppSophia is a “recovering lawyer”, budding author, motivational speaker, and successful entrepreneur. She is President & Founder of iask, Inc. an organization dedicated to the service, self, and success of professional women of color. Nelson is a former attorney and former lobbyist with the international law firm of Holland & Knight, LLP.

In 2008, Sophia formed the political think tank, Political Intersection which is committed to examining the “intersection” of race, gender, and politics on our American pop culture in what many are now calling a “post-racial” America. The think tank which will formally launch in 2010, has been supplemented by the popular politicalintersectionblog which has been carried online by Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Sun Times, USATODAY, Essence.com, & Fox News.

Sophia is a popular blogger, and political/social commentary opinion writer who has been published in The Washington Post, New York Times, Politico, The Root.com, Essence.com, Legal Times, & The Wall Street Journal. She has been quoted by a variety of media outlets as a political analyst and is a regular guest contributor to XM’s POTUS08, FoxNews, CNN, CNN International, NPR, WHUR, and BET where she dissects and debates the important issues of the day, ranging from the grassroots, to Presidential politics and public policy formation on Capitol Hill. As a former Senate Intern, RNC Intern, State Legislature Aide, Regulatory Counsel to NJ Governor Christie Whitman, Congressional Candidate, & Investigative Counsel to the House Republican Majority Staff/Government Reform Committee in the late 1990s, Nelson has had an up close view of the inner workings of the nation’s capital and a front row seat to the political battles that make national news.

Sophia is a sought after speaker and is considered an “up and coming person to watch” as a featured speaker with Leading Authorities Speaking Bureau and Society of Industry Leaders. Sophia has two forthcoming non-fiction books in 2010 dealing with politics and black women.