Sonia previously worked as Program Officer at the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat, the only institutionalised regional cooperation mechanism in Northeast Asia. Collaborating with various government bodies in China, Japan, and South Korea, she monitored the three countries’ cooperative progress in disaster management, foreign affairs, cybersecurity, and nuclear safety.
Sonia holds master’s degrees in Public Policy from the University of Tokyo and in International Law from Peking University. She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology and International Development Studies at McGill University in Canada. Sonia works in Korean and English.