Ms. Silvestre is excited to join Equitas Academy as an Expanded Learning Team Leader this year! She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in June 2017 with a Bachelor's in Sociology. Ms. Silvestre developed a love for teaching when she was younger and plans to return back to school to receive her teaching credential. She chose Equitas Academy because of the way they instill college readiness and expectations to their scholars. She believes every scholar should have the opportunity to be exposed to such goals to better prepare them for the future. Ms. Silvestre hopes to use this opportunity working with scholars to make that difference in their lives starting at a young age and guide them through her own experiences growing up. In her free time, Ms. Silvestre enjoys reading books of all types, spending time with her dogs, bicycle riding, and playing video games!