Sonja Likness is the content and social media manager at Duke Corporate EducationAs part of the marketing team at Duke CE, Sonja is responsible for getting Duke CE expertise, thought leadership and news to the right people at the right time. She also provides employees with the tools they need to share Duke CE’s story with their own networks.

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Sonja brings deep marketing experience to this role, including 15+ years in digital content and 8 years in Duke University’s central communications office. Her prior work covers a range of company types from marketing agencies to start-ups to large corporations. She is also a nationally sought-after conference speaker, workshop leader and panelist on topics like social media and YouTube.

A double Tar Heel, Sonja earned both an undergraduate degree and a Master of Arts in digital communication from UNC Chapel Hill. Her master’s thesis research focused on best practices for using YouTube as a marketing tool for educational institutions.

As a Durham, NC native, Sonja loves to explore Durham’s many restaurants and entertainment venues. She participates in community theater and volunteers as a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) child advocate for Durham County.