Sophie has drawn and painted wildlife since childhood. She has traveled as a biologist studying and painting birds from the Amazon to the Arctic and Antarctic. In 1995 she co-authored and illustrated A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America. She has written and illustrated 3 children’s books. The first is about penguins, the second is about seabirds and the most recent book is about dolphins and the ecosystem in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Far from Shore: Chronicles of an Open Ocean Voyage. She also recently collaborated on a Field guide to the Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast and continues to create illustrations for various neotropical bird field guides.
She has worked on numerous cruises either as a researcher or naturalist in the Central Pacific, Eastern Tropical Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctic, Aleutians, Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea.