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 30/30 Shaina Silva 
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Age: 30
Caribbean Heritage: Haiti
Location: Maryland
Twitter: @shachushai

Shaina Silva is an impact investor and venture builder who has dedicated her career towards creating pathways to opportunities in the word’s emerging markets. Her region of focus expands the Caribbean and West African markets, specializing in building capacity within startup ecosystems.

In her current role as the Portfolio Director at Generation Enterprise (GEN) in Lagos, Nigeria, she facilitates the development of over 300 startups aiming to solve some of Nigeria’s biggest challenges. While at GEN, she launched the Africa Start Up Academy, an accelerator that prepares young companies for global investments.

Shaina is an Emerging Institutions Fellow from the Landmark Development Initiatives Africa (LDI AFRICA), sits on the Board of the “Caribbean Youth Summits”, and is a co-founder of “Haiti in Transition” (H.i.T), a non-profit organization that served as a catalyst for connecting Haitian youth in Haiti to those in the Diaspora, to increase social, entrepreneurial, and civic collaboration for the development of the nation.

Prior to GEN, Shaina worked as a Management Consultant at Data Management Services International (DMS). She earned her bachelor’s degree in International Business from Babson College, and studied Sustainable Development at the Universidad Latino Americana de Ciencia y Tecnologia in Costa Rica. In recognition of her work, service and accomplishments, she’s been awarded the ‘Nan-Langowitz Women Who Make a Difference Award’, and is a proud recipient of ‘The Shelby Cullom Davis Entrepreneurship Prize’.

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EVENTS 2018 

This is a calendar of events in the DC Metro Area unless otherwise specified:

JUNE 2       A Taste of the Caribbean 

JUNE 3      Special Commemorative Church Service @ Holy Comforter Episcopal

JUNE 8       World Oceans Day. Become a Caribbean SEA FAN and Celebrate World Oceans Day!

JUNE 8-11  18th Annual DC Caribbean Film Festival

JUNE 10     DC Jerk Festival 

JUNE 18     Census 2020 Webinar - registration required

JUNE  19     To be Determined

JUNE 20      Forum on SMART ISLANDS/ SMART NATION at InterAmerican Development Bank

JUNE 21     Caribbean American Legislative Forum on Capitol Hill

JUNE 22     Ignite Caribbean: 30 Under 30 Emerging Leaders Awards  & Forum 

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