Sonya is a Senior Security Advocate and a lifelong traveler who lived in the Middle-East, North Africa and Asia.

Always looking for new challenges – she made a career change from International Business Consultant in Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Singapore to Full Stack Software Engineer in South Korea to Cybersecurity in the United Kingdom.

She is passionate about Open-source, DevSecOps and Cloud Computing. She has been listed on the 2022 OpenUK Honours list.

She is a mentor and a strong advocate for women in tech. She founded the initiatives Epic Women in Cyber and Epic Women in Tech to highlight amazing women in the industry and share their experiences and journey. The initiative won the Ally of the Year 2021 – People’s Choice award. She was also part of the Diversity & Inclusion Power List 2022 from Girlcode.

She is an ambassador at OpenUK and Girlcode, a GitHub Star, a Lead mentor at CAPSLOCK and CyberGirls and a cybersecurity writer for FreeCodeCamp. She is a DevSecOps/Cloud Security advocate, a public speaker on the world tech scene, a cybersecurity writer for FreeCodeCamp publications and an active member of the tech community in the UK.

Her motto is #GetSecure, #BeSecure & #StaySecure.