Outside of work, Sonita is passionate about advancing more women in technology and in increasing global technology cross-collaborations between the U.S. and emerging countries. She has been invited by the White House to speak at former President Barack Obama’s Global Innovation Summit and to attend an event honoring AAPI Women Champions of Change. In 2017, Sonita was inducted into the U.S. National Asian American Hall of Fame and MIT listed her as one of its Notable Women Alumni.
Sonita earned her Master of Engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), her M.B.A. from Kellogg, and her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.