Dr. da Silva is currently the Senior Advisor for Basic Education at Save the Children, providing thought leadership and technical guidance to basic education programming in literacy, numeracy, and education in conflict and fragile environments. She has consulted or worked on education projects for USAID, The World Bank, and FHI 360, among other international organizations. She has taught courses at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, The College of the Holy Cross, and American University, where she helped develop a new master’s degree program in Bilingual Education. Dr. da Silva has provided technical assistance or conducted research in Brazil, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Mexico, Mozambique, Peru, the Philippines and Uganda. She speaks Portuguese and Spanish, and has studied Italian and French. She holds an Ed.M. and Ed.D. from Harvard University.