María Silvia is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, but has lived in the United States for most of her life. María is currently in her Junior year studying Economics and Marketing with a minor in Latin American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. At WashU, María Silvia has been involved in Model UN, the Catholic Student Center, and the Society of Hispanic Business Professionals. She is also the co-founder of an Instagram-based organization, @StandForBoth, that spreads the message of life in a unique way. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, listening to Latin American music, and having engaging political conversations.