Sophia Scheller, class of 2025, is a journalism major with a history minor from St. Louis, Missouri. She transferred from McKendree University where she played D2 lacrosse.
Scheller began her passion for visual storytelling in high school, where she worked on the student newspaper. She has since discovered her passion for covering sports and the rich stories that arise out of the through photos captured. She has shot everything from youth sports to professional sports teams.
Being a St. Louis native, Scheller developed a deep relationship with the community in the region. The intersection of race, class, politics, and education in St. Louis have drawn her closer to telling these important stories, such as abortion rights, the unhoused community and racism and its impact in St. Louis.
As a freelance photojournalist, she has photographed events for Area Sports Network, USA Lacrosse Magazine, The Maneater, St. Louis City SC, CASE, Scorebook Live Missouri as well as many personal journalistic projects.
Scheller decided to intern with CASE to help tell stories of underrepresented minority students by using photography to showcase their accomplishments that have historically been neglected. She hopes to be able learn how to better tell stories through photography.