American Recruitment Director
Sonia is a Master of Arts candidate in the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University. As an undergraduate at Boston University, embarking on her first serious endeavor to connect to her heritage, she studied at Shanghai’s Fudan University, as well as explored the multifaceted Chinese megacity through an editorial internship at Shanghai Expat. After graduating with a degree in journalism in 2015, Sonia moved to southern China, where she worked as an English news editor, host, and producer for Guangdong Television. Before returning to academia to pursue her interests in U.S-Asia relations, she spent summer 2017 studying intensive Chinese at the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. The experience encouraged her to return to Taiwan as a 2018 Boren Fellow to continue her journey to Chinese fluency and to investigate the Taiwanese media landscape. Through TASC 2019, Sonia hopes to help strengthen cross-cultural relations between the United States and Taiwan.