Silvana Paternostro is part of the group of family and friends, who helped Albina du Boisrouvray begin her work in memory of her son. Born in Colombia, Silvana Paternostro helped create FXB initiatives in Brazil, Uruguay and in her native Colombia. Her involvement with the initial stages of FXB is essential for helping the organization move into its next 27 years.
Silvana Paternostro is an award-winning author and journalist who specializes in women’s issues and has written extensively about Cuba, Central and South America, AIDS, and revolutionary movements. She is the author of In The Land of God and Man: A Latin Woman’s Journey and My Colombian War: Journey of The Country I Left Behind. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Paris Review among other publications.
Silvana Paternostro has a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism. She also holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).