Sonja Marrett is primarily an immigration attorney, working on a variety of family-based and asylum cases for families in need. However, she is also invested in in criminal justice and voting rights reform, so she is actively involved in pro bono and contract work around those issues. She also has experience running various political campaigns at the local level.
Sonja received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies, with a minor in Environmental Policy and Culture from Northwestern University. She received her J.D. from Boston College Law School. Upon her graduation from BC, she was awarded the 2017 Susan Grant Desmarais Award for Public Service Achievement and Leadership, the highest public service award available from the law school.
Sonja became an attorney to help elevate the voices of the most marginalized in society and to fight for systemic change. She moved to Houston from New York in 2018 to make a difference in this community by volunteering legal services for families separated at the border and for Beto for Senate. Sonja is a member of Pure Justice, a grassroots organization committed to engaging with and organizing underrepresented communities to seek social, criminal, and economic equity. Sonja is also on the Outreach Committee for the Covenant House Texas, Young Professionals Board, an organization that supports youth experiencing homelessness by providing holistic services and fundraising.