Silvy has five years of experience in the nonprofit sector and journalism. She earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from The Asian College of Journalism in Chennai, India and a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Delhi University, India. She is currently working with The American India Foundation (AIF) as a Communications Manager and implements the communication strategies across AIF’s programs to include both internal and external communications. Before AIF, she worked as a Media Officer with Nobel Peace laureate led Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF) in India for two years. In this role, she devised media strategy for various national campaigns to curb child sexual abuse, child labor, and child trafficking in her country. While working with KSCF, she participated in raid operations to rescue children involved in hazardous activities. Silvy started her nonprofit initiative FightHer in October 2018 to teach women, and domestic workers basic self-defense techniques free of cost. Previously, Silvy worked with media houses like India Today Television, The Quint, and Vagabomb as a news reporter. She is also a contributor for media publications like India Today, DailyO, Zee News, and The Quint. Through these experiences, she developed strong media management, storytelling, and social entrepreneurial skills. Silvy enjoys focusing on the topics of child rights and youth development and has a strong passion for women empowerment.

Host Organization: Open Road Alliance

Role at Open Road Alliance: At Open Road Alliance, Silvy will serve as the Marketing & Communications Fellow: supporting the marketing, communications, and advocacy goals and objectives of Open Road Alliance.