Director of Programs & Operations, has been a volunteer in the greater LA community since she was a freshman in high school. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and began her career in Information Technology, as a server administrator, then business analyst and project manager at Amgen, Inc. for 10 years, supporting Finance and Manufacturing business units in global software implementation. Sonia volunteered as art program director at Woodlake Elementary Community Charter for ten years, managing, developing, and teaching their volunteer-based visual arts program. Sonia began working with POPS the Club in 2017 as a volunteer and collaborator on the POPS mindfulness curriculum before joining staff full-time. She has a certificate in Nonprofit Management from AJU. Sonia believes deeply in the healing mission of POPS the Club, in servant leadership, and that the most important work is what we are all doing right now in service of what will be.