Sonia is excited to join Embolden’s team as an intern working on content development for its Student Leadership Programs. Embolden’s mission and values align with her own; she believes that education is an important foundation for life, and that equity and access are two of the most pressing issues in education today. 


As a high school student, Sonia was lucky enough to find mentors in teachers, coaches, and advisors which prompted her interest in mentorship and student support. She served as an intern at the U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA center in Russia where she advised Russian high school students interested in American higher education. She hopes to continue this type of work while with Embolden. 


Sonia is a rising junior in the College of William & Mary and University of St Andrews’ Joint Degree Programme. She is studying History with an intended minor in Educational Studies.