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Becky Silva started as a Senior Policy Advocate at CAFB in 2018, and has more than 7 years of experience in anti-hunger advocacy. She previously worked at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, and as an Ameri-Corps volunteer with the Cooking Matters program in upstate NY. She has significant statewide and local expertise in CalFresh policy, and directs the County Advocates Program of 17 local coalitions working toward CalFresh excellence.
Becky’s additional anti-hunger experience includes leadership in the consolidation of the Statewide Automated Welfare System, involving advocacy for food waste reductions that align with increasing food security and dignity for those in need. Becky has a BA in Urban Studies and Planning from UC San Diego, and an MA in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University. She grew up in Japan, and lives in Santa Rosa with her husband and Red Heeler pup.
Her favorite food? Noodles — especially Ramen.