Sofia Sokolove

I'm a journalist, writer and editor based in Austin, TX.


I'm currently the managing editor of the University of Texas' alumni magazine, the Alcalde, and a freelance reporter and writer for hire. My work has appeared in The Washington Post, Texas Highways, Austin Monthly, CultureMap and Eater, among other places.


Selected Work


How UT Became Home to One of the Nation’s Largest Collections of Latin American Art

Alcalde, March 2018

How did DNA kits become so popular—and what’s next?

Alcalde, July 2018

One virtuoso’s 40-year journey to build a music mecca in Round Top, Texas

Alcalde, November 2017

After 23 years as director of the Michener Center for Writers, esteemed author James Magnuson is moving on

Alcalde, May 2017

Video production

Meet the Woman Leading the Longhorn Band

Senior drum major Jessica Martinez is only the fourth woman to lead the Longhorn Band in its 118 years of existence. Here's how she hypes up DKR Texas-Memorial Stadium.

15 Years of Texas 4000

For the last 15 years, UT students have been riding their bikes from Texas to Alaska for the fight against cancer with the help of Longhorns all across the country.

Harvey Devastates UTMSI

The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, TX, sat in the eyewall of Hurricane Harvey, causing tens of millions of dollars in damage.



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