Sydney was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona before moving to Tucson for school. She received the National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study Arabic in Morocco and Jordan. After study abroad, she attended the University of Arizona where she received a B.A. in Spanish Translation and Interpretation and a B.S. in Geography. Sydney worked as a data coordinator for Friendly House and as a language intern at the Maricopa Superior Court. During her undergraduate, she was a research assistant at the Terrestrial and Planetary Investigations with Reconnaissance lab as well as with Doctor Amanda Wilson of the College of Public Health. Sydney joined Florence Project as a legal assistant in the Children’s program in 2023. In her spare time she enjoys playing guitar, cooking, and hiking.
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