Sylvia began her career at Nonprofit Financial Center. She entered the sustainable and responsible investing sector working at Green America, an organization dedicated to promoting a sustainable economy and planet. Later, she worked at the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investments (US SIF), which promotes the sustainable investment sector by focusing on public policy. She has consulted on several socially responsible investment projects. Currently, Sylvia is an investment advisor in Chicago affiliated with Natural Investments, a nationwide portfolio management firm that has been a leader in aligning client portfolios with a sustainable economy.
Sylvia has a BS in International Business and Marketing from Illinois State University, and an MBA in Green Development and Urban Planning from Marylhurst University. She is involved in several sustainability efforts in her personal time including being a member of the board of directors of the Chicago chapter of 350.org.