Sofia has been involved in the lending industry for over 19 years with primary focus on SBA lending. Sofia started her banking career as a part-time teller in the Los Angeles area. She has worked for small-to-medium banks such as Community Bank, Citizens Bank, Banco Popular, South County Bank and Banc of California. She has worked as SBA Loan Assistant, SBA Loan Packager/Closer, Loan Specialist, Commercial Bank Specialist, Loan Servicing Specialist and a Senior Loan Specialist. In March 2015 she decided to join the team at Advantage CDC to learn the loan processing/closing of the SBA 504 Loan Program. Sofia’s background is complemented by her years of experience and professional training courses and certifications. Sofia has been a resident of Southern California since immigrated to US in 1976. After work, she likes to spend time with her family and friends; enjoys hiking, Zumba and traveling.