Sophia Taula-Lieras, LCSW
Umatilla, Nez Perce, Cayuse, Walla Walla
Programmatic Assistance for Tribal Home Visiting (PATH), Zero To Three, Inc.
Sophia Taula-Lieras is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. She grew up in Oakland and utilized services at the Native American Health Center (NAHC) throughout her childhood.
Sophia received a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard in 2004, and obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston University in 2015. Sophia is a Project Director for Zero to Three, a national center that works to ensure that infants and toddlers have the strongest possible start in life and that their families are provided with supportive resources to meet their fullest potential. Sophia’s role as Project Director is to provide leadership for the Programmatic Assistance for Tribal Home Visiting Center (PATH), the training and technical assistance center for Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (TMIECHV) grantees in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Sophia has spent her entire career serving Native communities in some capacity related to social work and health care in the Bay Area, Boston, and San Diego. Sophia lives in Roseville, CA with her husband, two daughters Manaia (12) and Haywani (3) and recently became a certified Zumba instructor. As an alumni recipient of a scholarship from NAHC when she was an undergraduate, Sophia understands first-hand how critical this level of support is for Native students.