Dakota County Technical College
Home Country: Dubai
Degree/Major: Associate of Applied Science (Individualized Studies)
Sakshi Soneji was awarded the Dakota County Technical College 2020 Dave Schroeder Outstanding Student Award. A 2018 graduate of The Oxford School in Dubai, Sakshi took on a range of leadership roles in the DCTC campus community. She served as a student ambassador, Student Senate secretary, We:LEAD president, Campus Lions Club president, and she is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
Sakshi served on the college’s Alumni Advisory Board, Auxiliary Committee and Student Life Budget Committee, and advocated to keep Minnesota Transit Valley Authority bus service on campus.
As a member of LeadMN, Sakshi received the Mark M. Welter World Citizen Award and the Mark M. Welter 100% American Scholarship. She was honored at the LeadMN 13th Annual Scholarship Gala in January 2020.
“I will be transferring to Rutgers University - New Brunswick in fall 2020 to pursue my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science,” Sakshi said. “After completing my bachelor’s, I aspire to study law and become a corporate lawyer.”