Sophia Swidey oversees still photography for the Alray Scholars Program. Her photography has appeared in numerous publications, including The Boston Globe and the Gatehouse Media newspaper group, where she works as a part-time photographer for The Register newspaper. Her work has received Gold, Silver and Bronze Key Awards from the Scholastic Art Awards. Sophia is also co-founder of a nonprofit that teaches arts and crafts classes to the children of patrons at a regional food pantry, funding the program through the sale of handmade jewelry.