Sonoo Thadaney

Sonoo's career has included higher education academic program management and student affairs; teaching and mentoring; high tech product marketing/management/business development/sales; civil/corporate/community mediation; executive/leadership coaching/training, and film making. In each career she works with and supports brilliant minds as they focus on research, teaching, engineering products, cine art and more. She engages professionals from diverse and multiple identities; builds cohesive teams in dispersed and decentralized organizations; helps create, launch and manage centers, businesses, programs and projects; and delivers timely and measurable results.

Most recently, Sonoo engaged campus partners and Stanford allies to create and deliver programs for the Program in Feminist Studies, the Diversity and First Gen Office, and the Weiland Health Initiative. She also spearheaded a pilot on Restorative Justice, under the auspices of the Office of Judicial Affairs. This work contributed to evolving Judicial Affairs into the Office of Community Standards.

Sonoo serves on the Advisory Board for San Mateo County Court's Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs and for the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center. She serves as a Pre-Major Advisor to Stanford freshmen and is a key member of the Feminist Studies Partner's group at Stanford. She teaches conflict and decision coaching in multiple venues, including U.C. Berkeley Extension.

Sonoo has a B.A. in Psychology, with a Minor in Sociology from the University of Poona, India; a post Baccalaureate in Mass Communications from Sophia College, Bombay, India; and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University, California. She can be reached at

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