Sonia graduated from the University of Calgary in 2016. She was active on campus and in her community while completing her studies. She took leadership roles in the conservative campus club and several non-profit organizations.
Born in eastern Turkey, Sonia is a proud Canadian of Kurdish heritage. As early as 16 years old, Sonia was involved in Canadian general elections and continues to ensure that the right people get in office. She continues to serve on her local provincial and federal constituency boards.
Sonia was the past president of the PC Youth of Alberta, where she advocated for the next generation of leaders. Sonia was a member of the negotiating team between the Wildrose and PC Party and helped create a framework for the United Conservative Party of Alberta (UCP). She also served as a director and chaired the communications committee on the UCP board. Sonia is also a member of Equal Voice, Southern Alberta Steering Committee.
At New West Public Affairs, Sonia focuses on energy development, pipelines and municipal issues.
Outside of her community and volunteer work, Sonia spends time climbing and hiking in the Rocky Mountains.