Originally from Madagascar, Sonya came to Australia in 2017 to study a Bachelor of Business (International Business) as she grew interests in how businesses expand internationally and how they adapt to differing macroeconomic forces and cultural differences. During her bachelor’s degree, Sonya interned for global businesses in Australia, Singapore and the Netherlands, which operated in the mining, construction and shipbuilding industries.

In 2020, Sonya started her Master of Management (Marketing) from the University of Melbourne whilst interning for a maritime company in their commercial and communications department. Upon her graduation in July 2021, Sonya took on a HR administration officer position at Australia’s largest automotive retail group.

Recently, Sonya joined the Development Minerals Program at SMI as their digital marketing assistant and is providing vital marketing and communication support to the program’s Delve Exchange.