Sonia Taboada Jackson Summers graduated in 2008 from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she studied "Illustration and Writing" through the College Scholars Program. Her cartoons were featured in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville student newspaper, The Daily Beacon, and she provided cartoons and illustrations for the UTK yearbook, Evolve. In 2007, Sonia interned at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
In 2009-2010 Sonia provided artwork for church bulletins through the J.S. Paluch Company, Inc. Some of Sonia's artwork has been printed in Gilbert Magazine in 2010, and in 2011 her cartoon "Fred, the Sheepdog" featured on her cartooning website, http://cartoonsbysoniajackson.weebly.com was printed in St. Mary's Messenger Magazine.
Sonia currently has work for sale at the Blue Phrog Gallery in Montevallo, Alabama, and has sold art while exhibiting in the 16th Annual Energen Art Competition in Birmingham, Alabama. She regularly exhibits her work for sale at the monthly Art Crawl in Birmingham.
Sonia currently resides in Birmingham, with her husband William Zachary Summers, their daughter, Isabella, their cats Brigadier Pertwee,and Simon Stock, and their dog, Bernadette.