Silvia Chavez is an ASU alumni, graduating with a BA in Psychology in 2000. She returned to her hometown of Oxnard, California and began working at a non-profit agency, working with teenage girls in a therapeutic residential treatment center and then becoming an asst. program director of an in-home behavior modification program for youth. She became a Homeless Education Coordinator for the Ventura County Office of Education for 4 years. Silvia joined the office of child welfare as the Independent Living Program Coordinator to work with foster youth ages 12-21 after many youth were reaching out due to becoming homeless. In June of 2016, Silvia moved to Arizona to finish raising her family in the Valley. Silvia followed her passion and became the director of a foster care licensing agency in the East Valley before becoming the Arizona State Coordinator for Homeless Education in August 2019.