Sonina Hernández Mikkelsen


I grew up in Sandy, Utah but moved to Logan, Utah for college. I then moved to Muncie, IN and after another move to Utah have returned to experience West Lafayette, IN. 


  • B.A. in Global Communication minors in Human Resource Management, Management, and Spanish; Utah State University
  • M.A. in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education; Ball State University

Work Experience:

  • Graduate Assistant for the Multicultural Center; Ball State University
  • Graduate Practicum Assistant for: Student Life, Rinker Center for International Programs, Retention & Graduation, and Academic Advising; Ball State University
  • International Recruitment Specialist (Latin America); Utah State University
  • Academic Advisor – Health Science; Purdue University        

Advice for Boilermakers:

Believe in yourself and in your dreams. Apply for every opportunity and obtain every experience you wish to have. Even if you aren’t sure just go ahead and sign up because you never know if this chance could change your life. Also everyone needs help and support, whatever this may look like for you, look for that support system and don’t hesitate to ask!

Fun Facts:

  • My husband and I take every opportunity we can to travel.
  • I am absolutely in love with Broadway musicals.
  • I am obsessed with the color purple and butterflies. (It’s a big win if the two are combined!)
  • Member of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
Sonina Hernandez Mikkelsen
Academic Advisor


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