Sonya started with the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership in February 2014 as project coordinator responsible for Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA) and developing the Strengths Network and the Regional Internship program.
Sonya has witnessed dramatic positive change in the region, which has inspired her community- and talent-development work with young professionals.
Sonya’s favorite job is being a dog-mom and cuddling with her pit bull, Norma.
Sonya attended South Side High School in Fort Wayne and graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) with a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communication and media and public communication. She also holds a master’s degree in professional communication from IPFW.
Sonya teaches speech at IPFW and volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Sonya serves on the board of ARCH, a historic preservation nonprofit, and volunteers with Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI).
Sonya’s top five strengths in Gallup’s StrengthsFinder are:
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- When not working or volunteering in the community, Sonya spends her time on the trails running and exploring the outdoors.
- Sonya’s favorite job is being a dog-mom and cuddling with her pit bull, Norma.
- Sonya enjoys cooking and baking and often shares her goodies with fellow staffers, friends, and family.