Sonia Shah was appointed to the Commission by Senate President Karen Spilka in April 2022. Sonia is currently the Executive Director of The Sudbury Foundation, a private foundation working to transform lives and strengthen communities through grant making and scholarship programs in Sudbury, MA and surrounding communities. She previously worked as the Director of Development and Outreach at the Natick Service Council, Senior Program Officer at The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, Director of Development at MetroWest Legal Services and the Manager of Foundation and Public Service Programs at the Boston Bar Association/Foundation. Sonia holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law. She lives in Natick with her husband, daughter, son, two dogs, two cats and four chickens.