Sonya is pursuing a joint JD-PhD - the JD at Yale Law and the PhD, in history, at Stanford. Born and raised in California, Sonya has lived and worked in Missouri, the District of Columbia, France, Switzerland, and New Haven. She graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015 with a degree in History and a minor in Economics. She then worked at a consulting firm in Washington, DC and at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) headquarters in Geneva before starting law school at Yale. At Yale Law, Sonya has been involved with the Yale Journal for International Law and the Orville H. Schell Center for International Human Rights, and has worked on various human rights and environmental issues through law school clinics.
Sonya enjoys working with students on their writing and can provide guidance on conducting academic research in the humanities and social sciences. As an undergraduate, Sonya served as co-Editor-in-Chief of the Washington University Political Review and interned with the US Department of State, USAID, and the Henry L. Stimson Center. Sonya received a 178 on the LSAT and 338 on the GRE (170V, 168Q) and is happy to work with students on test preparation and graduate school admissions. She is eager to help students submit competitive applications to the graduate programs that best meet their personal and career goals.
In her free time, Sonya enjoys hiking and spending time near the ocean. The summer before starting law school, she worked as a windsurfing instructor in Berkeley, California. She is currently based in the Bay Area, where she spends her time reading and writing about the intersections of law, empire, and environmental violence in the 20th century.