Sonia Sequeira is the Community Development manager of FlatironCity, a historic building in downtown Atlanta turned innovation and startup space. She leads event planning, marketing and recruitment of startups to FlatironCity, with the overall goal of spurring interest and economic development in downtown Atlanta. She also is Partnerships Manager for Community Bucket, which creates unique, fun opportunities for young professionals to meet new people and give back as well as founded the Community Dinner Project and the Atlanta chapter of Boozestorming, which both strive to increase civic engagement in the city. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Hub of Atlanta.
Previously, she worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Communication and Evaluation Lead, evaluating the impact of chronic disease prevention programs. She also has experience in marketing for small businesses, event planning and community engagement. She has a Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.
Sonia is committed to the Atlanta community especially with regard to community development and food access, and serves on the board of Concrete Jungle, which transforms overlooked and underutilized fruit trees and land into a year round food source for food banks, shelters and people in need.