Sonia Kinkhabwala’s journey at William & Mary has been full of fast, sincere friendships and meaningful moments. It’s also been peppered with the periods of ambiguity and uncertainty that pave the way for growth and development. In each stage of her William & Mary experience, Sonia has encountered diverse, varying pockets of community and belonging. "This is where the beauty of my William & Mary experience lies – in the infinitely wonderful cycle of experiencing connection and facilitating that connection with those around me," she says.
Sonia’s service activities have centered on investing in relationships. At William & Mary, her work began with participation in the Aim 4 Community Leadership Program. She volunteered with a local hospice agency and partnered with another student to create a program that pairs students with residents in local retirement communities to build meaningful relationships. Sonia has also served as a tutor for non-native English speakers, a campus tour guide, as the undersecretary of community engagement and service for the Student Assembly and in numerous W&M service day events.
Learn more about Sonia
- Read about her 2019 President’s Awards for Service to the Community.
- Read her blog post about Finding the Meaning of Life.
- Learn more about the Pen-Pal Program she co-founded during the COVID-19 pandemic.