Sonja has been working in building science since 2015 and is a certified FORTIFIED Evaluator™. She engages communities and Smart Home America’s partners in primary and continuing education about resilience and mitigation best practices. As a liaison to professional trade organizations, Sonja advocates adopting the latest International Residential Codes and the Coastal and Inland Construction Code Supplements. She started her career in biological sciences, transitioning to library science for nine years. In her spare time, Sonja enjoys a good book, cooking, and gardening. She is from northeastern Ohio and lives in Mobile, Alabama, with her husband and two children.