Sonja (MS URPL ’13) currently serves as the City Planner and Economic Development Director for the City of Monona. Her involvement with the DPLA department includes teaching the Pre-Workshop Module and assisting with fall Workshop. In her role at the City, she is helping to lead the UW’s first UniverCity Year Program through the national Sustainable Cities Initiative. Sonja previously worked for UW-Extension’s Center for Community & Economic Development in downtown revitalization. She has bachelor’s degrees in Geography, History, and Environmental Studies, and a master’s in Urban and Regional Planning, both from UW-Madison. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.