Sonder is a team of seasoned public affairs specialists and strategic communicators.  We provide expertise in finding creative solutions to complex issues that impact communities today.  Our philosophy is embedded in the belief that all stakeholders have a seat at the table when it comes to the betterment of society.  Through attentive dialogue and creative strategies, we help clients navigate sensitive environments and identify collaborative ways forward.

Lea Dumagat

Founder, CEO

Lea is a Filipino transplant and long-time resident of New York City.  For over a decade, she has worked extensively with international organizations in New York, Geneva, Paris, Rome and Washington DC representing companies and NGOs in global policymaking venues.  Lea’s expertise includes providing insight and strategic advice towards effective advocacy, building stakeholder base, and identifying mutually beneficial partnerships.   She holds a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from the New School’s Graduate Program in International Affairs focusing on socio-economic development.


Felipe Carrera

Founder, President Public Affairs

Felipe is a lawyer specialized in communications strategy and policy.  He has advised governments and civil society, drafted legislation and regulations, developed and implemented programmes for projects across North and South America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.  His expertise includes crafting narratives targeting policymakers and key opinion leaders.  Prior to founding Sonder, Felipe worked for UNODC, UNIDO, FIFA and other multinational companies.  Felipe also speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese.


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