Sonia Ann Sánchez (Email: sonia.sanchez@empoweringlatinas.org) is currently a Communications Writer Intern (2018) and a Global Advocacy Relations Strategist of Empowering Latinas STEM organization. She is a graduating student of the University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas earning her B.S. Professional Writing with minors in Communication Studies and Digital Media. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school for a M.S. in Technical Communication and specialize in Plain Language. She is also a current member of The Houston Chapter of The Society for Technical Communication.

She was awarded a research grant from the department of English to research plain language and health communication for the Institute for Plain English Research and Study (IPERS). She later presented her research findings at UHD’s Student Research Conference in 2015. She has previously worked for the student-run newspaper, Dateline Downtown, and published her first article as a staff reporter and later received a promotion as section editor. She also studied abroad in Taiwan with UHD to enhance her travel writing skills during summer 2016. Her dream is to become a published author of self-help books for the new generation.

AWARDS:

  • University of Houston Downtown, National Communication Studies Honor Society, Pi Mu Chapter, Fall 2017
  • Dean’s List, University of Houston Downtown, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Spring 2016
  • Fort Bend ISD, First Place District Winning Champion in Poetry Slam, HS Winner, May 2012