Strategic Advisor to the President, Bellarmine College Preparatory
Sonya Arriola works as the Strategic Advisor to the President at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, CA. Deeply committed to Jesuit education, she enjoys building relationships as well as working towards institutional change that allows schools to more fully live out their Catholic mission. Most recently, she spent four years as President of Sacred Heart Nativity School, a Jesuit middle school that serves first-generation college bound, low-income students near downtown San Jose. As a first-gen college-bound Latina herself, she is interested in the social, emotional and academic impact of urban poverty on students and works towards finding solutions around barriers to higher education.