An accomplished senior executive and former field biologist, Silva has successfully developed vibrant, mission-based enterprise and talented teams for the educational nonprofit, specialty retail, and travel sectors. Joining the Exploratorium in 2010, she transformed multiple programs and founded a global consultancy to significantly grow worldwide impact, cross-cultural learning, and financial sustainability. Silva and the team have focused on the development of new museum models that address equity and economics in a post-pandemic world, while co-creating extraordinary learning experiences with the community.
After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in zoology, Silva spent ten years developing proprietary products, innovative programs, and partnerships for The Nature Company. Subsequently, as COO and leading strategist for Backroads, Inc., she managed a complex global travel operation renowned for exceptional experiences and leadership.
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