Sylvia is a native of Los Angeles but currently resides in Sacramento to attend law school. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in criminal justice from Cal State Long Beach. She gave up her 5-year career as a teacher to attend law school. She is currently a second year law student. Her mock trial experience thus far is prosecuting an entire murder mock trial last year, several moot court and appellate oral arguments, and the McGeorge Mock Trial Honors Team.