Sophia (“So”) Sinopoulos-Lloyd is a white queer Greek-American who grew up in the northern hardwood forests of Alnobak/Abenaki territory (central Vermont). So’s initiation to the power of non-human relationship came when they worked as a seasonal shepherd throughout college and sheep began to teach them new things about belonging, awareness, and community.

Hoping to one day be as cool as sheep are, So went on to do immersive studies in place-based and survival skills, and also completed an MA that focused on relationships between religion and ecology in the Eastern Mediterranean, part of their ancestral terrain. Much of So’s work is animated by a study of how personhood and spirituality are interwoven with geography and can be further informed by intimate knowledge of place through naturalist study. So co-founded Queer Nature with their spouse where they develop nature-based programming for LGBTQ2+ people. In their spare time So writes and geeks out on wilderness medicine.

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