Assistant Director of Career Development
Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China | BA English
Kent State University | MEd Higher Education Administration
As a liaison for international students and alumni, Sonia provides career counseling services and supports targeted employers and colleagues to work with individuals from diverse cultures. Her passion is to infuse intercultural communication theories with career counseling techniques to prepare students for a meaningful future in the increasingly globalized world.
Prior to joining Hiatt, Sonia served as an advocate for international students and scholars on a wide range of initiatives at Kent State University where she received an MEd in higher education administration. With strong interests in career development and international education, she designed and implemented global career programs while teaching and developing the bilingual Career Navigation course.
Sonia has held management positions in study abroad consulting businesses in China and worked with hundreds of students and their families on choosing majors, colleges and career paths. She received her BA in English from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, her sunny metropolitan hometown.