Sonya received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. She is a member of the American Corporate Counsel Association, National Employment Law Council, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, and Corporate Counsel Women of Color. She was also previously Chairperson of the Labor and Employment Committee of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. Sonya was a Senior Counsel for approximately ten years at National Grid working on a wide range of employment and labor issues from the hiring process through separation, including but not limited to representing the Company in mediation and litigation matters, proceedings before federal and state administrative agencies, counseling on various employee relations issues, policy development, and provided training to management on a number of employment/labor law developments. Prior to her role at National Grid, Sonya was a Senior Employment and Labor Law Associate at Arent Fox LLP and DLA Piper LLP. She is also a former law clerk to the late Honorable Clifford Scott Green, United States District Court, E.D. P.A.