Staff Spotlight: Meet Emily Silva

Emily Silva with Kenna
  1. Name, job title, and location: Emily Silva, Acquisitions Specialist at Lauinger Library's Technical Services department.
  2. What do you do—in 10 words or less? I acquire library materials while managing funds, invoicing, and payments.
  3. Where are you from? I’m a local! Born in DC, but have always lived in Rockville, Maryland.
  4. Do you have any hobbies? I really love to draw and paint when I can. I also did ballet for several years. More often, though, you’ll find me reading.
  5. What are you reading/watching/playing/listening to/learning right now? By recommendation from the Lattes and Lit book club here at the library, I am currently reading Stardust by Neil Gaiman. I’m also watching the new season of Stranger Things on Netflix (I know, I’m a bit late to the party). I'm currently learning how to build and design my own website!
  6. If you didn’t work in your current field, what would you be doing? While it may not be the most realistic, I would love to simply take drawing/painting commissions from home. Or, perhaps I would enjoy photographing pet portraits.
  7. You are building your dream house. What is one room or feature you would want to include? I would love to have floor-to-ceiling windows for all of my plants. I’m a big fan of natural light.
  8. Do you collect anything? When I was a child, I collected snow globes. The collection has since dwindled down, but I still keep a box of my favorites.
  9. What couldn’t you live without? My cat, Kenna, for sure. She is the light of my life and the absolute sweetest animal I’ve ever had.
  10. Who would play you in the movie about your life? I often get told that my celebrity twin is Shailene Woodley, and I think she would deliver a good performance.