Sonia Jimenez is the business operations manager and a lead consultant for Ximenes & Associates, Inc., a public involvement, facilitation, and strategic planning firm based in San Antonio, Texas. She has been a facilitator and public involvement consultant for nearly 20 years. The majority of her work is with government agencies to engage stakeholders and the general public during the decision-making process regarding public policy, tax-funded projects, and civic planning. Sonia has also worked with corporations and non-profits to facilitate citizen boards and strategic planning sessions, moderate panels, and lead community-based events.
Sonia’s interest in promoting the need for more walkable communities comes from the understanding that walking as active transportation promotes community, health, sustainability, and an overall better quality of life. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from University of Texas at San Antonio and her J.D. from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida.