Meet Star Silva, CoProcure’s newest Business Operations Manager

We are excited to announce Star Silva has joined CoProcure as a Business Operations Manager!

Star comes to us from a career in international public policy and advocacy, working in the federal government and nonprofits before pivoting into tech. She’s applying her experience in communications and program management to help CoProcure scale! Meet Star and learn about what led her to CoProcure:


Why CoProcure?

I'm passionate about civic tech and using my public sector experience to help the American people – this time from a tech perspective. I loved working in government, and now love working at startups to build something new that didn't exist before.

I was drawn to CoProcure’s mission, as I strongly believe that technologists have a responsibility to their community and wider society to build products with net benefits. In the government your “users” are literally everyone. At CoProcure, it’s similar - by improving the experience of government purchasing, ultimately we are improving the way goods and services are delivered to the people.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

I love practicing judo, visiting art exhibits and cultural events, learning languages to connect with people, and volunteering on electoral campaigns.

What’s something you’re not good at, but working on?

Since pivoting into tech a few years ago, I’ve been seeking to expand my technical skill set. I’ve taken crash courses in Python, SQL, and front-end coding, and look forward to applying some of those learnings in a scrappy startup!

What’s a book you've read and enjoyed recently?

I’m a little greedy when it comes to books, and I’m reading 3 at the moment – the last two by some talented friends:

  • El Tren Pasa Primero by Elena Poniatowska, who writes on social and political issues through the lens of the disenfranchised. This book is historical fiction about the Mexican railway workers’ movement in the 1950s.
  • Fade to Gray by Adrian Loving, about androgyny, style, and art in 1980s USA. It focuses on the contributions of LGBTQ, Black, and Latino communities to art, electronic music, and fashion, told through interviews and essays.
  • Orange Juice by Timothy Willis Sanders, a collection of short fiction. He has a new book coming out this year which I’m excited about.