Originally from Moscow, Russia, Commissioner Sonya Molodetskaya is a skilled veteran of the small business community and an ardent activist for human and immigrant rights. She is a wonderful example of the hard work and dedication that many immigrants bring to their new communities; quickly advancing in the retail industry from salesperson to small business owner. An experienced fundraiser and events planner, Commissioner Molodetskaya also recently launched her own public relations firm. As an enthusiastic advocate against human trafficking and a participant in the ‘Not For Sale’ campaign, she continues to use her public relations skills for many charitable causes, including organizing the local ‘Help for Haiti’ campaign. Commissioner Molodetskaya graduated from Moscow State University in Civil Engineering, and was appointed to the Immigrant Rights Commission by Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2010.
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