Sonja Civillico, M.S.


Mrs. Sonja Civillico was born and raised in Houston, Texas.  She graduated from Baylor University in 2004 with a B.S. in Biology and Forensic Science and double minors in Chemistry and English.  Her favorite memories of her undergraduate career include spending a summer in the electron microscopy lab researching winged cork formation, leading a book discussion group on C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce, and participating in a crime scene investigation.  

Upon graduation, Mrs. Civillico moved to Philadelphia, PA to pursue her M.S. in Biology at St. Joseph’s University as a research fellow at Lankenau Institute for Medical Research.  She conducted electrophysiology studies in both cell culture and transgenic mouse models, completing her thesis in 2006.  

From 2006-2010, Mrs. Civillico worked as a laboratory manager and research specialist in a genomics lab at Princeton University, leaving when she became a mother.  More recently, she has been teaching science at both the elementary and high school levels at the Regina Academies.  

Mrs. Civillico lives in Drexel Hill with her husband, John, and their four children.  She loves living across the street from her parish, spending time with family and friends, traveling anywhere and everywhere, advocating for children with special needs, and curling up with a good book and a strong cup of coffee.