Sophie is an art historian and restorer. She took her degrees at the University of  Florence (1997) and at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure (1995). Sophie has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the J.Paul Getty Museum, and spent a great many summers working on excavation sites in Syria with the University of California, Los Angeles. Since her return to Palermo, in 2006, Sophie has been teaching courses on conservation and history of restoration at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Palermo, and is currently a restoration docent at the University of Palermo.