Anamaria SilvaTeacher, English 6-12
As an undergraduate, Anamaria Silva earned a BFA in graphic design, paired with a classics minor, from the University of the Pacific. Last year, she completed Aspire’s Teacher Residency program and earned a Masters of Education from University of the Pacific. She was drawn to teaching as a result of the staggering realization that many children of color do not experience a positive educational environment, and, thus, face immeasurable socioeconomic consequences. It is her hope to arm future generations with critical thinking skills, aid them in translating their current skills and elevate their cultural voices in a Eurocentric academic environment, and to foster their curiosity so that they become life-long learners.