An MBA graduate of The Wharton School in finance and public policy, Sona worked in the Wharton MBA Admissions Office assisting non-traditional, socially-minded applicants. Following graduation, she continued to advise a variety of candidates, enabling them to gain admission to prestigious MBA programs. She has served as a guest lecturer at Wharton and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and as a Director on the Board of Women Advancing Microfinance-International (WAM-I). An international development professional specializing in microfinance, Sona has worked at global microfinance network FINCA in senior management positions including Deputy to the President & CEO and subsequently CEO of FINCA’s subsidiary in Guatemala. Her field work includes experience with subsidiaries in Pakistan and Jordan. Before FINCA, Sona’s career spanned management consulting at Andersen, government/politics in the office of a United States Congressman, and investment banking at UBS. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Maryland at College Park. Sona speaks fluent Gujarati, intermediate Spanish and conversational French and Arabic.