Born and raised in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Sonja knows the joys and struggles of growing up in a developing country. Because of this she has a passion for sustainable development and equal access to development opportunities for all. She came to Canada and graduated with a B.A. in International Development Studies from Saint Mary’s University Halifax, Nova Scotia.
During her time at Saint Mary’s she worked at its Annual Giving Centre. She knows how important it is for any organization to create and maintain healthy relationships with its supporters and enjoys talking to them when they call.
When asked how she feels about working at ADRA Canada she says, “I love the fact that I am part of an organization whose goal is to be the hands and feet of Jesus and assist those in need.”
Outside of work, she is a fan of everything South Korean which includes watching South Korean dramas and listening to K-pop. Her favourite quote is: ‘Give a man a fish and he will thank you for today; Teach a man to fish and he will thank you forever.’