After completing two PDCs and a certificate in teaching permaculture, Silvia embarked in an exploration and experiential journey that brought her back each year to O.U.R. Ecovillage, where she has experienced life in community as participant, visitor, friend, supporter, teacher assistant and instructor. After completing a bachelor in psychopedagogy, an advanced diploma in adult education and online instruction, life and career coaching, Silvia took classes on ecopsychology, ecotherapy and disaster management and completed a certificate in sustainable design from Gaia Education.
Silvia is one of 30+ international permaculture teachers at the Permaculture Women Guild, where she mentors an average of 12 students a year, works at Gaia Education as eLearning assistant and facilitator, at a local non-profit as counsellor for refugees and immigrants to Canada and as a coordinator of the Work that Reconnects Network, where she is also a WTR facilitator.
GEN Ambassador and supporter, Silvia is passionate about regenerative livelihood creation, resilience building, regenerative livelihoods and deep adaptation.