Niki DaSilva serves as the manager of programs and policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce—the nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening the nation’s educational standards and the quality of its workforce. Her main role is to support the Chamber Foundation's Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM) program by empowering employers with their data to develop sustainable talent supply chains with training and education partners that, in turn, not only build a better workforce, but better communities. She also serves as a TPM Faculty member.
Before joining the Chamber Foundation, DaSilva worked for the State of Indiana as legislative assistant to the chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee and aided the committee in crafting the state’s $34 billion biennial budget. In addition, her portfolio included school funding, tax and fiscal policy, education and workforce development, and health care.
DaSilva is a 2014 graduate of The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) and 2018 graduate of the Indiana Leadership Forum (ILF). She has served as an advisory board member for The Children’s Bureau of Indiana, and a board member and fellow for Partners of the Americas. DaSilva also co-chaired her parish’s social committee which was responsible for providing fellowship for more than 1,200 young adults.
She received her BA in sociology from Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), where she served two terms as student government president. DaSilva is pursuing a dual MBA/MS in global supply chain management from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
In her spare time, she works as a pastry chef and runs the digital marketing strategy for a clothing company whose profits support anti-human trafficking efforts. She lives in Washington, D.C.