Sonya grew up in Scotland and has always harboured an ambition to make a difference. This led to her choosing to study Psychology in Glasgow, where she obtained her BSc degree. Following a period of volunteering, she pursued a career in fundraising and worked for a children’s disability charity in Scotland, where she supported the Fundraising and Events Managers in a broad range of administrative, database, communications and fundraising activities. She joined Rainforest Trust UK in January 2020.
Sonya loves exploring and experiencing different cultures with her young daughter and husband. Her favourite travel destination is South East Asia, and one particular trek in Northern Vietnam opened her eyes to the devastating impact the tourism industry can have on the environment. This sparked an ambition to help protect the environment and Sonya is thrilled to be working for the Rainforest Trust and making a real difference.