Inspired by nature and myth, Sonia creates visually poetic films that draw from her Puerto Rican-American culture roots. As a writer/director, her creative voice centers on the stories of women, LGBTQ+ and people of the global majority.

Sonia has directed for Nike, Facebook (Latinx Heritage Month Campaign), Vogue Italia, Comcast, L’Oreal, Condé Nast - Them, Carol’s Daughter, State Farm, Citibank, Dis Arts, Maroon World and

Her work has received accolades from numerous festivals around the world including the Tribeca Film Festival, Clios,  Webbys, 1.4 Awards, One Show Awards and Kinsale Shark Awards. She has been awarded grants from the Jerome Foundation, NYSCA Individual Artist, and was selected for the DGA/AICP Commercial Director’s Diversity Program.

An athlete as well as an artist, Sonia’s first career was as a wilderness educator leading backpacking, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, scuba diving and sea kayaking expeditions. She received her training from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).

Sonia is currently in development on her narrative feature debut, IT'S ALWAYS SUNNI, which she co-wrote with actress/writer Trae Harris.  The script participated in Film Independent’s Fast Track, the WIF and Sundance Financing Intensive and received support for the Jerome Foundation.

She holds a B.A. and M.A. in American Studies (Gender and Race Relations)



Good Company (USA)

Familia (UK)

Awards / Festivals

WIF x Sundance Financing Intensive
Film Independent Fast Track
Jerome Foundation
Clio Award - Fashion and Beauty
Webby Award Winner Fashion and Beauty
Kinsale Sharks Documentary Short
1.4 Director Shortlist
One Show Awards Shortlist

Tribeca Film Festival
LA Short Fest
Atlanta Film Festival
Woodstock Film Festival
Milan Fashion Film Festival
Los Angeles Latino Film Festival
New York Latino Film Festival
DC Shorts Fest
Way Out West Festival
One Screen Film Festival