- M.Ed. Student Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles
- B.A. Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Sonya is the Executive Assistant to the Dean of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences. She grew up just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but moved south to to pursue her Bachelor’s degree at UNCW. After completing her degree in 2007, she sought work in Higher Education and held a housing administration position at Duke University until 2010. Sonya then moved to Los Angeles to obtain her M.Ed. in Student Affairs. While at UCLA, Sonya worked in the Academic and Student Services office within the Athletics department. Upon completion of her M.Ed. Sonya moved abroad to Barcelona, Spain where she became TEFL certified and taught English as a foreign language for a year and a half. She hopes to make a positive impact during her time in SOLES and to grow personally and professionally from the vast resources offered at USD.