Sonia’s passion for international education began at a young age thanks to her parents who provided valuable opportunities to explore the world. She completed her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech where she received a BA in International Studies and French. She spent a semester in France where she became fluent in the language and taught English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam after graduation. Prior to CIEE, she worked at a foreign language institution in Washington, DC and moved to Richmond, VA for a position in higher education. With her diverse professional background and multicultural experiences, Sonia hopes that her skill-set will help high school students discover the world through the power of study abroad.