As Emerging Leaders Facilitator, Silvia (she/her) leads hands-on leadership development training programs in collaboration with various youth-serving organizations and the Coro Programs Team.
Before joining Coro, she worked for a faith-based college organization, crafting holistic leadership programs that fostered cultural awareness and nurtured youth’s ethnic and spiritual identity. She holds a fervent dedication to liberate financial information, aiming to foster greater financial equity for women and communities of color. Silvia earned her bachelor’s degree in Ethnic Studies from Mills College and her Masters in Social Entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University.
What inspires you to work in leadership development?
I’m passionate about journeying alongside youth, empowering and equipping them to become future leaders of tomorrow. Our world needs more accountable, equity-driven leaders in every field, capable of upholding our collective future and the wellbeing of our planet.
What’s your favorite leadership quote?
“True resistance begins with people confronting pain … and wanting to do something to change it.”
– bell hooks
Where are we most likely to find you when you’re not at work?
Find me raising two little munchkins and building community with my neighbors, making kimchi on the weekends, or indulging in marathon sessions of K-dramas.