Sophia Monkman joined the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management in 2013 as Director of Corporate Relations. She recently transitioned to Cornell’s newly formed SC Johnson College of Business as Director of External Relations. Sophia focuses on SC Johnson’s corporate relations and strategy, designed to increase corporate interaction and financial support. She plans and implements a program of continuous cultivation that includes building corporate connections and contacts, coordinating corporate visits and events, and facilitating engagement with companies to enrich the College’s curriculum.
Sophia has over 16 years’ combined experience in corporate development, marketing, program management and consulting. Most recently, she served as Head of Institutional Marketing for BlackRock’s Retirement business in New York. She holds a BA in Mathematics & Philosophy from Binghamton University and an MA in Conflict Resolution from Brandeis’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.