Sonia is the Executive Director of Research Administration for the School of Humanities and Sciences. She manages a small team that provides oversight of the school’s sponsored research portfolio. Sonia recommends enhancements that improve staff effectiveness and reduce administrative burden, develops and implements school-level policies and procedures, and provides guidance to help solve complex problems in research administration throughout H&S.
Sonia is a key resource in proposal development, quarterly certification, reporting needs, and policy interpretation. She serves as a primary H&S contact with university partners, such as DoR and ORA, and represents H&S on a number of university committees. Prior to coming to H&S, Sonia was involved in research administration in the School of Medicine for 20 years. Sonia received her MBA from UC Davis and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford.