Program Coordinator, Sustainable AgTech Innovation Center, Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Edward Silva is the program coordinator for the Sustainable AgTech Innovation Center at the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He works with Bob Adams, the center’s executive director and entrepreneur-in-residence, on the Opportunities in Ag Workshops and the Seed Prototype Fund.
A recent UC Davis graduate, Silva studied international agricultural development and minored in technology management. He has a production agricultural family background. During his undergraduate career, Silva completed internships with the Office of Governor Schwarzenegger, the Northern California Perishable Foods Council, and the Northern California World Trade Center; served as a UC Davis Agricultural Ambassador; and worked at the university’s Internship and Career Center.
Silva’s international agricultural experience includes an internship with the U.S. Consulate in the Azores. Through the FFA International Collegiate Agricultural Leadership program he visited Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore to learn about international food and agricultural trade and production. Most recently, he concluded an internship in Environment, Science, Technology and Health at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil.