Cynthia began her PSI journey as an AmeriCorp Partner in 2004. Her AmeriCorp experience inspired her to become an educator with a commitment to ensure that all students, no matter what background or color, have access to high-quality, culturally responsive education that will enable them to shine. Prior to returning to PSI in 2012, Cynthia taught in the Oak Grove School District (a former PSI district) and learned how powerful ROCI and collaboration can be in supporting learning for all students in public schools. Cynthia graduated in 2003 from UCSB with a degree in Law and Society, and a minor in History. In 2008, Cynthia received her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from SJSU. When she is not at work, Cynthia can be found eating delicious foods at new places (and old favorites) and hanging out with her husband and their dog, Petrie.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – President Barack Obama