Current Projects:

Author of the HMH Family Engagement Program, a Pre-k to 12th grade program for educators, families and scholars. Sylvia shares her award winning techniques that highlight tips and insights for increasing family engagement in the HMH Family Engagement program. Includes work books, professional development, videos and an app.

Sylvia is currently working on a book about her story, “How a young Latina child growing up in the desert Southwest grew up to become a rocket scientist, a pioneering engineer at the dawn of the Internet, and a United States presidential advisor.” Link Coming Soon.

White House Commission | Early Childhood Education Subcommittee Chair

Girl Scouts of the USA | CEO

Synergis Education | Corporate Board of Directors


June 1, 2016 – The Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles

Realizing the Economic Advantages of a Multilingual Workforce

March 8, 2016 – Harvard Family Research Project


“Do Your Best and Make Us Proud”: Family Engagement and Latino Students’ Decisions About College