Sochi Odidika is passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. She started her career in this space as early as 2008 when she was the Campus Ambassador at Laney College. Sochi’s experience in motivating, guiding, creating an inclusive environment, fostering a sense of belonging, and coaching others led her to the healthcare field, where she managed healthcare projects and later transitioned into an HR program/project manager. As an HR program/project manager, she has advocated for a more robust hiring process and diverse talent, served as a committee member for hiring processes, and has created programs centered around inclusion, belonging, and psychological safety.
Sochi is an alumna of the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied Political Economy with an emphasis in Globalization, and the California State University East Bay, where she earned her Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis in Health Care Management/Administration. Sochi enjoys hiking, biking, dancing, singing, and learning new things. Sochi is grateful for this opportunity to continue to learn, grow, and invest in others.