Sonia L. Chase
Sonia, a Baltimore native, holds over 15 years experience working across public, private and non-profit sectors. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park on a 4-year athletic scholarship. She was the first female in University of Maryland, College Park school history to be drafted to the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Sonia has played for the Charlotte Sting and Minnesota Lynx. In the WNBA off-seasons, she traveled abroad to play professional basketball in various countries within the International Basketball Federation including Greece, Turkey, Italy, Spain, and China.
Sonia is dedicated to providing service to her community. She founded Chase Your Dreams Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to facilitate positive transformation in high need and under-served youth through a holistic approach that includes character enrichment, sports, and nutrition. Her organizations have impacted the lives of over 10,000 youth since 2009.