Judge Silva was nominated by President Biden in 2021 and took the oath of office on April 8, 2022. Prior to taking to the federal bench, Judge Silva was a judge for the Eighth Judicial District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada. She previously served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada from 2011-2019. She was the first woman and Latina to serve as the Criminal Chief for that office. Judge Silva received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College in 2001, and went on to receive her law degree from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C. in 2007. She is a native of El Paso, Texas.