Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse in Relationships

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Sonia Reardon

School of Arts & Sciences

Sonia (known as “Sunny”) enrolled in Professor Sorenson's course on gun violence and violence in relationships in fall 2017 and has since begun working with the Ortner Center. She is among the students who have volunteered for the “From Cell to Home for Women Lifers of Pennsylvania” project and are preparing dossiers to present to the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons with the goal of obtaining the release of certain women inmates. She also works on the "Giving Science Away" project, which will make findings from research by Ortner-affiliated faculty more widely available. Sunny, a Philadelphia native, interned with the homicide unit of the Philadelphia DA's Office before enrolling at Penn.