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Alumni Spotlight: Sonia Rios '12
When Sonia Rios was a child, she spent a lot of time on a citrus grove managed by her father. The memory is a fond one for Rios, and it’s one that inevitably inspired her to pursue her career.
“It’s kind of funny that I ended up following in my dad’s footsteps” Rios says. “Most kids don’t want to be anything like their parents. I ended up just like mine.”