Sonya Karras created her business, Whole New World, in 2000. These safe-partying seminars were delivered to tens of thousands of Australian students, teachers and parents every year. In 2001 she was awarded the Australian Drug Foundation award for Excellence in Schools-based programs.
Sonya says speaking to large groups of young people about partying and sharing her experiences is the most exhilarating and rewarding job she’s ever had.
She is a mother of two boys and a stepdaughter who’s been in Sonya’s life since she was a toddler and whom she considers her very own child.