Rosario Silva

Both her mother and uncle knew Rosario Silva was destined for something greater than growing up to be a factory worker, like most Latinos in her Missouri community.
Silva was meant for helping Latinos get health care they need.
Indeed, Silva grew up and become her family’s first college graduate when she earned a bachelor’s degree at Brown University in Rhode Island. She went on to study behavioral science and earned a master’s degree in public health from Saint Louis University.
Now she wants to study Latino healthcare disparities and implement sustainable interventions that will alleviate many of chronic conditions that affect Latinos.
To increase her training, she applied for the Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program, which recruits 25 master’s-level students and professionals for a five-day Summer Institute to promote doctoral degrees and careers studying Latino cancer.
Éxito! increases the amount of tools, role models, and support for seeking a doctoral degree and a career in cancer research.