Welcome to our Program Coord., Silvana!

Hello Generation Hope family! 

I'm Silvana Rueda, Generation Hope's new Program Coordinator! I'm honored to join the Generation Hope family in this new role, and can't wait to get started.

A little bit about myself: I was born in San Jose, Costa Rica, to a young single mother who had just finished her college degree. My mom and I moved to upstate New York a few years later -- and I grew up in the small town of Ithaca, where I would spend my summers swimming in the gorges, and my winters frolicking in the snow. In 2006, I headed to Vassar College, where I divided my time between studying Sociology (with a focus on Women's Studies), learning foreign languages, and volunteering for different youth programs in the area. I graduated four years later, with a BA in Sociology with honors.

Most recently, I worked for the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) in Washington DC, running a college- and career-readiness program at a local high school. Before that, I served as an AmeriCorps member, implementing a multicultural anti-bullying and service-learning curriculum at a public elementary school.

In my spare time, I love curling up with a great book, making green smoothies, and channeling my inner Serena Williams on the tennis court.

-Silvana Rueda, Program Coordinator