Galilea Silva

Bachelor of Arts: Ethnic Studies & Spanish: Hispanic Cultural Studies


Summa Cum Laude
Sin Fronteras


Greenfield, California

Award Bio

Galilea Dolores Silva is from Greenfield, California. She is a double major in Ethnic Studies and Spanish. She is well-known on campus for her roles as Peer Conduct Council member and LPM for Social Justice Education. She is a member of a number of prestigious programs, such as Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Alpha Mu Gamma Honor Society, and Saint Mary's Honors. She is also a recipient of the Honorable Senator María Elena Durazo Scholarship for Social Justice and Equity Award.

My Greatest Supporters

Gracias padres, Nana, y Abuelito por darme el mundo. I want to thank my advisor, Prof. Álvaro Ramírez, for believing in me and guiding me in my academic and professional affairs. A special thanks to the Director of the Ethnic Studies Department, Prof. Loan Dao and Prof. David Alberto Quijada for their unconditional support and words of wisdom throughout my writing journey. Thank you so much, SMC.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Studying abroad with my friends, being a PPC member, facilitating the Salinas Immersion.

My Next Chapter

This summer I will be a Junior Giants Ambassador for the Salinas League. I aspire to practice for the LSAT to apply for Law School. But overall, I want to enjoy my life with my loved ones to the fullest.

Clubs and Activities

Peer Conduct Council Member
Weekend Of Welcome Leader
Mission and Ministry Center LPM for Social Justice Education
Latinx Cultural Night
SMC Women's Club Soccer

Favorite Quote

“The obligation of anyone who thinks of himself as responsible is to examine society and try to change it and to fight it-at no matter what risk”— James Baldwin