Sophia D’Anna

When did you know you wanted to be an architect/designer?

I knew from a young age that I loved interior design. I would always rearrange the furniture in my dollhouses and bedroom. After taking a pre-college course at FIT, I knew this was the right field for me.

Where is your favorite travel destination?

Take me anywhere warm and I’m happy!

What’s the best thing about working at Mancini?

The best thing is that I learn something new every day here, whether it’s related to design or not. Everyone is very friendly; not one voice goes unheard and everyone’s opinions are valued.

Where would we find you on the weekend?

On the weekend, I’m probably getting bubble tea with my friends at the same spot we’ve been going to since high school. In the office, I love to be on the terrace when the weather is nice.

What’s the one phone app you absolutely can’t live without?

Poshmark – I can sell unwanted clothes and buy secondhand easily!

What was your first computer—and what did you spend the most amount of time doing on it?

I was around 5 when my family purchased our first computer, but I remember it being large and very slow (not to mention the horrible dial-up noise). I’m sure I spent most of my time using the Paint program.