Assistant Director of Student Affairs
Admissions and Student Affairs
School of Optometry & Vision Science
Berkeley, CA. 94720-2020
Sonia (she/hers/ella) is originally from Northern California. She received her BA in Political Science from UC San Diego and MA in Political Science from Chico State. Sonia has worked in higher education for the past 6 years as a Professor and Administrator. She previously worked at the Institute of Governmental Studies in Berkeley as a Program Manager and currently teaches Political Science at Modesto Junior College.
As Assistant Director of Student Affairs, Sonia assists with advising and academic progress, recruitment and admission, career counseling, and events for Optometry and Vision Science.
Outside of work, Sonia enjoys spending time with her dog (Chai), going to CrossFit, and watching crime documentaries.
Major Areas of Responsibility (OD Program): campus wide resources, student organization advising and support (in conjunction with the LEAD center), student crisis, partnerships with campus constituents, including Berkeley International Office & Scholarships & Financial Aid, major departmental events, oversight of student workers, student affairs and advocacy initiatives, student leave of absences and withdrawals, ASCO Student Affairs Officer.