Assistant Director of Career Development
Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China | BA English
Kent State University | MEd Higher Education Administration
As a career counselor, Sonia brings intercultural sensitivity and creative problem-solving to her work with students and alumni. With previous experience working as a study abroad consultant in China, Sonia has worked with hundreds of students and their families in the areas of choosing majors, colleges and career paths. She is passionate about preparing and guiding diverse individuals for meaningful futures.
At Hiatt, Sonia initiates programs to support international students in navigating the challenges of work authorization, U.S. hiring practices, home country job search and global career development. She manages Hiatt's WeChat account, liaises with campus partners, and engages international alumni and employers looking to recruit Brandeis talent.
Sonia earned a BA in English from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China (her sunny metropolitan hometown) and an M.Ed. in higher education administration at Kent State University. While enrolled, she taught and developed a bilingual module of a career development course and supported a wide range of initiatives for international students and scholars.
- English/Chinese Tutor
- Makeup Artist & Model Agent
- International Business Associate
- Study Abroad Consultant
- Market Development Manager
- Assistant Director of Career Development/Career Counselor