Vanessa Silva

Associate Director, Annual Giving, University Advancement

Vanessa Silva is Associate Director, Annual Giving, University Advancement. Since GradFUTURES' inception, Vanessa Silva has actively helped raise awareness of the importance of professional development among the graduate alumni community and specifically among the alum volunteers in the Annual Giving committee. She has coordinated opportunities for GradFUTURES to present to volunteers and to share talking points that can be used to expand our visibility and viability as we continue to grow and scale our work.  Her partnership with GradFUTURES has led to increased awareness, advocacy, and other forms of support for all of our programs--in particular, her tireless efforts have allowed for the scaling and expansion of the GradFUTURES Mentorship program.