Sylvia Donado works in scheduling / project controls for Vali Cooper International, LLC with her most recent project experience being for the DOE and VA. She has over 10 years experience in the construction and engineering industry including projects for the USACE, Valero Refinery, The School Board of Broward County, The City of Baton Rouge, and The University of Miami. She received her BA in 2003 from Columbia College Chicago with an Interior Architecture concentration beginning her career in hospitality design. She became involved with PMI in 2009 after moving to New Orleans. She was also previously the secretary/treasurer for the Construction Management Association, S. Florida Chapter. A native of Chicago, she is fluent in Spanish and in her spare time likes dancing, drawing/painting, writing poetry, smoking a good cigar and reading scheduling/ project management resource books.