Sonja is an impressive woman who has successfully become a stall worth advocate for young people she’s, a tri-lingual graduate of Master in International Relations at Instituio de Empresa in Madrid Spain, formerly the Youth Education Programs coordinator for YWCA Metro Vancouver, which oversaw after-school programs like “Welcome to My Life” for young women transitioning from elementary to secondary school & “Boys 4 Real”, promoting social responsibility and gender equality education. Currently she is a Community Relations specialist with Coast Capital Savings (CCS).
She has held the position of Chair of the Metro Vancouver Young Leaders Community Council with CCS, Canada’s second largest credit union. This council addresses a variety of key issues for youth in society and brings about change due to Sonja’s energy and passion to empower young people. In Sept 2013, Sonja was one of selected group (2000 individuals applied) that attended a 3-day United Nations conference in New York on Youth development.
Aside from her known endeavors she has been involved in a number of competitions such as, Vancouver Spartan race & BM0-Scotiabank Vancouver Half marathon, while writing and encouraging stimulating articles through her www.sonjabe.com., an international online journal sharing the experiences of women from across the globe. Sonja has been striving to make a number of communities in the lower mainland more harmonious, stimulate conversation across the world thus creating accord and empower individuals who entrusted themselves to do so without her hard work and dedication. She truly is a remarkable woman.