Sughey brings extensive experience translating language and culture for social change to her role as The Opportunity Agenda’s Training and Communications Associate. Over the years, through positions in research and strategy, development, and community outreach, she has worked with with public and private sector leaders to advance issues such as health equity, affordable housing, immigrant rights, and racial justice.
Firm in her belief that the pursuit of social justice isn't a calling but a shared responsibility, she welcomes any opportunity to cultivate unconventional allies. At Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) in Chicago, she successfully partnered with local artists and movements, such as Esso Afrojam Funkbeat and Slow Food Chicago, to raise awareness about the food desert crisis and housing issues affecting historically black and brown communities on the west side of Chicago. In New York, she has supported a research study looking at challenges to minority entrepreneurship in the United States at Endeavor Global and helped the New-York Historical Society expand its innovative new civics program, The Citizenship Project, to communities across New York City. A basketball lover and active proponent for the empowerment of women, she recently provided research and cultural strategy support for the WNBA.
Sughey holds an MA in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College and a BA in International Studies from Middlebury College. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese and translates drama, poetry, and short stories in her spare time.