Sofia is a bright and enthusiastic student with who lives with her grandparents in town. Don't let her dry sense of humor give you the wrong impression – although she may seem to be very serious at first, her playful teasing of friends and teachers leaves everyone in stitches. Her mother has remarried and lives in Santa Rita now, about 20 minutes away. Sofia's grandparents, who own a pulperia (a food and general store often located in the front room of a home), are deeply involved in her education, giving her the support she needs to succeed at Mayatan. Sofia would also benefit from the support of a sponsor to carry her through secondary and onto high school.