Paul Silva’s primary responsibility at CIED is to direct leadership and training programs for youth and professionals from Latin America and the Caribbean. He currently runs the Scholarships for Education and Economic Development program and the Central America Youth Ambassadors program. Paul has also developed and directed the Cuba Scholarship Program, the Indigenous and Afro-Latino Scholarship Program and FLEX Disabled Youth Leadership program.
Prior to his youth work with Georgetown University, Paul worked for the Hesperian Foundation in rural Mexico and was a two-term Peace Corps Volunteer in Chile and Paraguay focusing on developing disability education and business programs. Additionally, he worked as a consultant for Appropriate Technology International and the InterAmerican Foundation.
Originally from Petaluma, California, Paul has completed professional certificate programs in International Finance and International Business Management from Georgetown University and has a B.S. degree in Human Development from the University of California at Davis. He is also a Certified Research Administrator (CRA).