Sonia Velazquez is the Events Coordinator at Energy Futures Initiative.
Sonia holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of North Florida, where she studied International Business. While completing her degree she participated in a study abroad program at the University of Verona in Italy with a focus on Transportation and Logistics. During this program, she studied European business practices and observed the process cadence for several Italian companies.
For her senior internship, she worked as an Operations Management Intern with US Hunger, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the 1 in 4 Americans who are food insecure. She worked closely with the Operations Manager analyzing day-to-day activities to improve operational efficiency. She was involved in several process improvements which included enhanced training protocols for incoming interns and quality control measures. She collaborated with all vendors to improve timeliness, the arrival of warehouse supplies, and event requirements to help people in need. Lastly, she worked closely with a team of interns to direct and oversee the operations of a successful food packaging event hosting 200+ volunteers.
Most recently, she worked at Fidelity National Financial where she supported the legal team with time-sensitive legal matters, client engagement, internal and external communications and provided any key administrative support as needed.