Sonia Garcia, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Telephone: 706-542-1653


1250 Driftmier Engineering Center
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Pronouns: Dr./She/Her/Hers/Ella

Dr. Sonia Garcia joined the University of Georgia College of Engineering in Jan. 2022 as the College's first assistant dean for undergraduate diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this new position, Garcia is responsible for advancing mentoring and support programs in the college, with an emphasis on programs that support underrepresented students.

Prior to her tenure at UGA, Garcia served as senior director of the Access and Inclusion Program in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering. 

Garcia earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration from Michigan State University. She received a master’s degree in Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services at the University of Rhode Island and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government from the University of Massachusetts Boston.