Silvia Paz


Executive Director

Silvia Paz is a longtime resident of Thermal and a proud alumna of Coachella Valley High School. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English from the University of San Diego and holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government with a concentration in Housing, Urban Economic Development, and Transportation. 

Prior to joining the Alianza, Silvia was a high school teacher at Coachella Valley High School. She was also a fellow at the Harvard University Planning Office and a senior policy analyst in the office of Assemblymember V. Manuel Perez. The collaborative environment of Alianza influenced her decision to join the organization. Silvia feels the most energized when groups of people unite to solve an issue. What she enjoys most about her role at Alianza is working alongside a team of individuals deeply committed to seeing their communities thrive. When she is not working, Silvia loves spending time with nature. Whether it is training for a half marathon with her husband, hiking with her family, or taking a vacation in Sedona, Silvia can often be found outdoors.