Silvia Leite Arieira graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Law in 2017 and earned her M.A. in Educational Studies. Prior to joining the Children's Law Center as a Staff Attorney in August of 2017, Silvia started as a Law Clerk at the CLC in 2015. During law school, Silvia focused her studies on juvenile justice and education, with an interest in civil rights and disability law. Silvia was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil before moving to Maryland with her family at 3 years old, and speaks fluent Portuguese. Silvia now resides in Northern Kentucky with her boyfriend and their rescue dog, Jennifer.