Meet Park Ambassador Sophia Forrest

Sophia Forrest

Sophia Forrest is one of Australia’s most exciting new performers. Sophia’s first acting experience was in the Russell Crowe directed, The Water Diviner. Sophia went on to train at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) graduating in 2016. There she performed in various productions including Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which toured to Hong Kong and Coriolanus which toured to the Hydra Festival in Greece. Sophia appeared in the fourth season of LOVE CHILD on Channel Nine and was the lead in the Black Swan State Theatre Company’s production of Let the Right One In in late 2017.

Why do I love WA Parks?

I have always loved our West Australian Parks, having grown up around them. From camping in Karijini to swimming in the Serpentine falls, the time spent in the beautiful open air was at the centre of my childhood. Western Australia is fortunate in having such diversity in its landscape, plants and wildlife. I am proud to be an Ambassador of the WA Parks Foundation to protect and honour these parks so one day my children can enjoy them as I have.

Sophia was recently featured on the Channel 9 News and interviewed on ABC radio where she spoke about her connection with parks and her role as a Park Ambassador. When asked why she wanted to be a park ambassador, Sophia replied, “I feel such a strong connection to incredible national parks and that’s quite a broad statement here in WA, considering how that goes out to marine parks and to national forests. I just wanted to help promote and protect them in any way I could.”

The WA Parks Foundation wishes to thank Channel 9 for supplying this copy of the interview which you can view here.