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Donniell Silva

Director, Global Programming, Milken Institute

Donniell Silva currently serves as director of global programming at the Milken Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank determined to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs, and improve health.

Prior to joining the Milken Institute, Silva served as director of programming at Concordia, working to maximize global impact of social and economic initiatives by promoting public and private sector collaboration. Silva previously applied metrics to Commitments to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative, developed environmental campaign strategy with Greenpeace, conducted policy research and analysis in the U.S. House of Representatives, and worked with the Moroccan Ministry of Health to prioritize rural health education and access with the Peace Corps. Silva speaks Moroccan Arabic, French, and a bit of Taschelheit. Her passions, both personally and professionally, relate to issues including global health, inclusive diversity, foreign policy, good governance, food diplomacy, social mobility, and economic opportunity.

Silva holds a master’s degree in international political economy and development, with a specialization in development economics from Fordham University and an MA joint honours in international relations and art history from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, U.K.