A Colombian-born Canadian architect and publisher, Silvia is the Director of Mapalé Artes y Letras, a Canadian magazine in Spanish and English. Silvia has worked in the private and public sectors in Colombia and with the National Capital Commission in Ottawa, Canada. She taught art history and the history of architecture at the Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia. She is an amateur photographer who has exhibited both individually and with others. Her photographs have been published in three books and in magazines. She has also produce videos.