Graduate Fellow, Fall/Winter 2007
Silvett has Masters degrees in Urban Planning and Public Health from Columbia University. She has worked as a planner at Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice (YMPJ), a community-based organization in the South Bronx, where she managed the South Bronx Waterfront Brownfield Opportunity Area program in addition to other community planning projects. Silvett’s interests are in community development, social and environmental justice, and planning for healthy communities.
At CHPC, Silvett researched new potential models for the production of public housing and helped coordinate a roundtable of affordable housing experts across the country.
Since graduating and completing her Fellowship at CHPC, Silvett has worked as the Parks Advocacy Coordinator and Housing and Community Development Coordinator at the New York Immigration Coalition. In this exciting endeavor, she advocated for the housing needs of immigrant New Yorkers and coordinated the organization’s efforts to fuel immigrant-led community development and overall park improvements. She is currently consulting for a community-based organization in Elmhurst, Queens.
"My experience during my fellowship at CHPC was incredible. The guidance and mentorship I received were invaluable. The knowledge and relationships I built have helped me advance my professional career. The staff is like family to me! "