Born in eastern Turkey, Sonia is a proud Canadian of Kurdish heritage. She graduated from the University of Calgary in 2016 in political science and economics.
While in University, Sonia was active on campus taking leadership roles in the Conservative Campus Club and several non-profit organizations. Sonia was the past President of the PC Youth of Alberta, where she advocated for the next generation of leaders and later got appointed by Premier Kenney to be a member of the negotiating team between the Wildrose and PC Party, which helped create a framework for the United Conservative Party of Alberta (UCP). Sonia also served as a director and chaired the communications committee on the UCP’S founding board. She has volunteered and worked on dozens of political campaigns, including as a campaign manager for Alberta’s Energy Minister, Sonya Savage and MP Stephanie Kusie. Currently, she is the VP of Fundraising for the United Conservative Party.
Sonia is passionate about good governance and currently finished serving as Alberta’s director with Equal Voice Canada. She is seeking another term to serve and help the organization navigate to 2021.
For work, Sonia has been a senior consultant at a public relation firm for the last five years focusing on energy and municipal issues.
Outside work and politics, Sonia is an enthusiastic mountain climber and spends most of her weekends in the beautiful Alberta rockies.