March 31, 2013
Sofía Isadora Padilla Muñoz
Sofía Isadora is currently studying Biomedical Engineering at the Tecnológico de Monterrey University, Campus Guadalajara. In 2011, she won the Prize for Excellence for being the student with the highest grades in Prepa Tec High School, Campus Guadalajara. The prize and the scholarship that came with it enabled her to study at university.
Sofía Isadora has represented Mexico at the INTEL-ISEF in 2011, and in a multitude of folklore festivals in Turkey, Romania, and Bulgaria. As a result, she received the Outstanding Citizen Award of the Municipality in San Julián, Jalisco in 2010. She has also volunteered as a music teacher and assistant at the Municipal Health Center in San Julián. Sofía Isadora attended the Prepa Tec Leaders of Tomorrow Seminar in 2008, and the Girls and Science in Jalisco Congress in 2009. Furthermore, she was chosen as the most outstanding delegate of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in the United Nations Model of the Prepa Tec Guadalajara in 2010, and awarded the Best Student Essay Prize in the 10th National Congress of Ethics and Citizenship in 2012.
In the immediate future, Sofía Isadora expects to promote education as the way for everyone in the community to achieve their true potential because education can open a multitude of doors for progress focused on the common good. She encourages this idea not only in her peers, but also in the younger generations.