Silvia started her academic journey in Tijuana, Mexico, and in the 11th grade, she began attending school in San Diego, California. After graduating from high school, she continued on to community college, where she later transferred to UC Berkeley. This past May, she graduated from the university with a degree in applied mathematics with an emphasis in data science. Last spring, she participated in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program under the supervision of Daniela Ushizima in the Data Analytics and Visualization group within the Computational Research Division at Berkeley Lab. Following the SULI internship, Silvia was admitted to UC Berkeley's 5th Year Master's in Information and Data Science where she continues to work with Daniela Ushizima in the development of machine learning algorithms applied to ceramic matrix composites. After she completes her Master's degree, Silvia intends to pursue her Ph.D. in machine learning or data science.