Sylvia is a first-year Master of Urban Planning student within the University at Buffalo’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning. She began working in the Food Lab in the fall of 2018. Prior to joining the Food Lab, Sylvia worked as a McKinney-Vento Liaison for the Buffalo Public School District. She earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and History at Pace University. Through her work, she hopes to address issues of food justice across the Global South. Sylvia also serves as the Educational Outreach Committee Co-Chair for Science Demands Action, a local non-profit that seeks to partner with communities in using science for social good.