Hi! I'm Sonia (she / her / hers). I am a scientist, educator, daughter, sister, fiancée, and dog mom. I love the outdoors and enjoy the mountains but feel the most at home by the sea. I like cooking and eating all kinds of foods (the more garlic the better). As I progress in my career, I find myself more and more interested in how people learn. I enjoy exploring the cognitive, physiological, cultural, and spiritual factors that form identity, and seek to understand how learning environments support or inhibit expression of those identities.
I am a White, cis-gendered, able-bodied, queer, adopted, Jewish woman. Though I have faced challenges, I am enormously privileged. I seek to identify and remove institutional barriers to civil rights and education. I am a work in progress and committed to inclusive, diverse practices to build just, safe communal spaces for all.