At the age of 15, Sofya moved alone from Russia to Israel under the Naale program.
She studied chemistry in high school, and already during that time she decided that she wanted to continue in the field in the future.
After completing her military service, she started her B.Sc. in the chemistry of materials, energy, and nanotechnology track at Bar Ilan University.
She is currently an M.Sc. candidate in the Barad Lab.