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Karla Silvestre

Director of Community Engagement | Montgomery College

Karla Silvestre currently serves as the Director of Community Engagement at Montgomery College, and she is a newly elected member of the Montgomery County, Maryland Board of Education. A native of Guatemala, she currently leads the College’s efforts to be the community’s college through partnerships, engagement centers, outreach, and collaborative problem-solving. Silvestre has over two decades of experience in community engagement, education, and youth development. She previously served in the Office of Community Partnerships of Montgomery County as the Latino Liaison to the County Executive. She also was Manager of the Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center of Montgomery County.

Karla Silvestre es la directora de Compromiso Comunitario de Montgomery College, y recientemente acaba de ser electa como miembro de la Junta Escolar del condado de Montgomery. Oriunda de Guatemala, Silvestre lidera los esfuerzos de la institución para ser el colegio de la comunidad a través de alianzas, centros, alcance y solución de problemas en forma colaborativa. Silvestre tiene más de dos décadas de experiencia con el alcance comunitario, educación y desarrollo de jóvenes. Anteriormente se desempeñó en la Oficina de Alianzas Comunitarias del condado de Montgomery bajo el cargo de Enlace Latino con el Ejecutivo. También fue gerente del Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center del condado de Montgomery.