Ms. Silva is a lifelong entrepreneur. After working briefly in public accounting, she ventured out on her own, providing accounting and financial management guidance to small businesses and nonprofit organizations. After discovering a knack and passion for fraud, she steered her services in that direction. She spent a year working in the AML (anti-money laundering) internal audit department at U.S. Bank while they were under consent order by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Kim has also worked False Claims Act (FCA) cases and helped a large regional bank institute their Beneficial Ownership policies and procedures. A passionate supporter of accounting education, Kim serves on multiple volunteer committees for the AICPA Academic Initiatives program, and currently offers CPA prep services to companies and individuals. Kim holds a BS in Accountancy from Providence College, MS in Financial Crime and Compliance from Utica College, is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Management at Pace University, with a research focus on financial crime.