Sonja Gillert works as an editor for „Die Welt“ in the department of foreign policy in Berlin focussing on Latin America, Iran and China. In 2015 she spend three month in China with the Media Ambassador China Germany Programm.
She attended the journalist training programme at Axel Springer Academy in Berlin and previously worked as a freelance journalist at three of Germany's major radio stations. In 2009 she earned her Magistra Artium in Political Science and German Literature at Bonn University. Sonja Gillert also studied at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, for one semester in 2008. In 2009 she spent three months in Costa Rica working voluntarily at an environmental project.