Silvia Soto Avella, Management Information Systems

For the past five years Silvia Soto Avella has been involved with Community Tampa Bay, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote dialogue and respect among all cultures, religions, and races.  During its award-winning summer program, “Anytown,” Soto Avella is able to connect with local young adults by facilitating workshops on diversity and conflict solution with more than sixty teenagers per session.

Soto Avella is also involved with the national “Latinas Learning to Lead” program, which fosters the development of young women for the 21st century workforce.

At USF, she was a cast member for the USF Feminist Student Alliance production of the Vagina Monologues, a show that collected more than $10,000 for The Spring, Florida’s largest and busiest domestic violence shelter.  She also participated in the USF Dance Marathon, raising funds to serve families of All Children’s Hospital. 

Soto Avella is the immediate past president of the Latin American Student Association.  She developed a mentorship program for members, working in partnership with The Nielsen Company’s Hispanic Organization of Leaders in Action.  As a result, and thanks to her exemplary leadership skills in USF’s largest and oldest Latino organization, Soto Avella was honored with the prestigious Student Leader of the Year Award from the USF Center of Student Involvement.

After graduating in May with an MIS degree and a Certificate in Latin American Studies, Soto Avella plans to work for the Depository Trust and Clearing Company.

22 Replies to “Silvia Soto Avella, Management Information Systems”

  1. Silvia is an talented, devoted and caring young Latina leader. Please support her in her mission to making our community a better place to live.

  2. Todos en la familia estamos muy orgullosos por los logros y reconocimientos obtenidos gracias a su gran esfuerzo y entrega. Ella es un excelente ejemplo a seguir por las nuevas generaciones. Para nosotros ya es la ganadora pero con la ayuda de todos sera la ganadora de este premio tambien.
    Gracias Paola y adelante!!!!!!

  3. She is the best example of working hard to achieve her goals, and respect everyone’s culture, beliefs and also help as many people as she could.
    God Bless You. And keep fighting.

  4. paola en una mujer con todas las capacidades y cualidades bondadosas que puede tener un ser humano. Paolita te felicito y sigue adelante

  5. I’ve known Silvia since she was a freshman, and have seen her constantly grow as a person and leader. She is extremely compassionate and dedicated and commits to leadership roles wholeheartedly. Reading about all of her achievements today comes as no surprise to me and I know that she will go on to do great work in every community she’s involved with.

  6. I’ve known Silvia since she was a freshman, and have seen her constantly grow as a person and leader. She is extremely compassionate and dedicated and commits to leadership roles wholeheartedly. Reading about all of her achievements today comes as no surprise to me and I know that she will go on to do great work in every community she’s involved with. – Shivali Vyas

  7. As Silvia’s Mentor, I have the privilege and honor to watch her grow and blossom as a young professional. It’s so exciting to watch. I have learned so much from Silvia and look forward to watching Silvia continue to excel!

  8. Silvia is a great example to follow for young women. Her work, enthusiasm and dedication inspire other young people in the community to do great things in our society.

  9. I have known Silvia since she was in highschool. She is a truly amazing human being. I truly admire and respect her because of her integrity, humbleness, intelligence, ingenuity and dedication to her goals.

  10. I am honored to know a young leader like Silvia. She is committed to making our would a better place to live. I don’t know anyone more deserving, she is truely an inspiration to young women everywhere!

  11. Thank you all very much for all your beautiful comments. I have had a great college experience, and I can’t wait to start my professional career! I’m super excited and ready!
    Gracias a todos por sus bellos comentarios! Mi experiencia universitaria ha sido tan buena, y estoy super lista para comenzar mi carrera professional! Gracias por su apoyo y cariño 🙂

  12. paola mil felicitaciones q dios siempre te abra los caminos y te ayude a salir adelantes en tus metas escojidas tu amigo bengy

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