Sodasia “Soda” Thompson (Nami tribe), a 27-year-old special education teacher hailing from Long Island, New York, and currently residing in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, epitomizes intentionality, determination, and empathy. Known among her friends as silly yet dedicated, Soda’s journey reflects her openness to risks and unexpected outcomes. Marrying young to a man she met only six months prior turned out to be a transformative decision that enriched her life. Despite challenges, Soda finds pride in overcoming statistical odds and building meaningful relationships. Behind her composed exterior lies an intense fear of butterflies and a passion for authentic storytelling. Inspired by Survivor Season 42, Soda approaches life with resilience and adaptability. Beyond her career, she finds solace in singing, taking walks, and engaging in crafts, reflecting a balance of creativity and introspection in her daily pursuits.