Silvia received her B.A. degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, her M.A. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She has published in Journal of Development Entrepreneurship, Organization Studies, Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, Public Administration and Development, and International Review of Administrative Science. She has made presentations at the ARNOVA Conference, American Sociological Association Conference, Academy of Management Conference, IIRA 13th World Congress, Annual International Conference on Service-Learning Research, European Group for Organization Studies, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, IV IFSAM World Conference, Conférence Internationale de Socio-économie, and Association of Canada Conference.