Sophia Nelson is a former congressional committee investigative counsel, high-powered corporate lobbyist, and Republican insider. She has served as a White House reporter for JET Magazine and a columnist for Essence, The Washington Post, and The Daily Beast. She is the author of Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama, The Woman Code: 20 Powerful Keys to Unlock Your Life and her latest book, E Pluribus One: Rediscovering America’s Lost Political Code. Nelson’s talk was moderated by Assistant Professor of Government Chryl Laird.