Sofia Palacios is originally from Guatemala City, Guatemala, but resides in Miami, Florida. She will be a senior this upcoming fall at Miami Palmetto Senior High School. Sofia runs her own at-home business, ‘Scrumptious Bakery,’ as a hobby. She lives with both parents and her 12-year-old brother, Gabriel, who is on the spectrum. Advocating for her brother and spreading autism awareness is something Sofia is extremely passionate about; in fact, she raised over $700 for University of Miami’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities during March and April 2020, so they could keep helping others in the autism community like they helped her family. Sofia also loves writing and hopes to pursue a career in journalism one day.