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Get to Know Sonal!

Meet Sonal, a very busy bee on Gonzaga’s campus! A Pacific Northwest girl herself, Sonal hails from the Rose City, and loves the second home she’s found in Spokane. She is part of Setons, teaches dance classes at GU, and still has time to love on her residents as an RA in CM!



Age/Year: 19/Sophomore

Hometown: Portland, OR

Major/Minor: Spanish & International Studies Major (concentration in International Relations) with a Dance Minor

Wise Words: “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

Best Binge-Watch: Gilmore Girls

Dream Job: To implement new government funded programs and to improve older programs that will allow me to work domestically and internationally with youth. My goal is to enhance mutual understanding between youth, to increase global issue awareness, and to encourage multicultural friendships. I hope to empower diverse populations of youth to make a difference in our world. I also plan to teach English and dance on the side.

Go-To Insta Filter: Valencia

Perfect Pizza: extra marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, basil, spinach, sea salt, oregano, pineapples, tomatoes, jalapeños, and a ranch & buffalo sauce drizzle!

Favorite Thing About GU: I never feel alone! I am always surrounded by friendly faces & warm hearts.


Fun Facts:

  1. I have a selfie with Joe Biden.
  2. I speak 3 languages & am learning a 4th.
  3. I have danced hula for 10 years.


Shoot a smile Sonal’s way next time you see her, and you’re sure to get one back!

Portland native with a passion for people & words.
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