Sonda joined DRC in March 2016. Sonda is originally from Mandan, ND but attended college in the Fargo-Moorhead area where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology at Minnesota State University of Moorhead. While in college Sonda discovered her passion for organizing as she began to organize around conservation issues at both a collegiate and community level. She has organized for conservation campaigns in North Dakota, Colorado, and Maryland. She has worked with DRC as the Field Organizer on clean energy issues and is transferring to Business and Membership Manager during Summer 2016.