Sonia Aranza

Ms. Aranza earned two Masters Degrees: an M.A. in Cross-Cultural Communications from the University of Hawaii and an M.A. in Public Communications from the American University in Washington, DC. Her undergraduate degree in Inter-Cultural Communication is from the University of Hawaii where she was an International Exchange Student to Russia. She continues to earn certifications from cutting-edge programs across the globe.

Ms. Aranza’s unique background and global perspective makes her distinct. She was born in the Philippines, raised in Hawaii, studied in Russia, resides in the Metro Washington, DC area and travels worldwide to several nations in Europe, Asia and South America. Respected by her colleagues, she is a past Chairperson of the Diversity Professional Experts Group of the National Speakers Association. Ms. Aranza has received numerous awards for her work and has been featured in several publications. She is a past recipient of the “Outstanding Woman of the Year Award” from the National Association of Professional Asian American Women and was honored “100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the United States” after a nationwide search.