Sonya Light graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies. She spent her summers at the Instituto Technologico de Estudios Superiores studying Spanish in Monterrey, Mexico. She completed her M.A. at the University of Colorado in Boulder and then moved to Maryland where she was a Spanish teacher. Some years later she became an International Account and Sales Manager for a statistical software package at Manugistics. Her last and most interesting position was as a Human Resources Recruiter for The Center for Advanced Genomics (TCAG) and the J. Craig Venter Science Foundation (JSF) where she worked several years after the sequencing of the human genome was completed.
Since her retirement, Sonya spends much of her time with Social Justice Activities such as tutoring non-native English speakers, volunteering in various positions with the Nature Conservancy and traveling on international Habitat for Humanity and Earthwatch adventures. The highlight of her move to Naples has been the opportunity to attend the musical events that encompass so many kinds of music and culture and playing piano with one of the musical groups of the Naples Music Club.