Cynthia is a Senior Climate Policy Associate for the Global Climate Program. She supports WRI's research and capacity building efforts to advance long-term climate change planning and enhance accountability and transparency of climate action.

Cynthia has previous experience on international climate governance arrangements for non-state and subnational actors, and reporting and tracking progress under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Suriname and has experience working on urban stormwater policy and sustainability, energy efficiency, and clean energy policy.

Cynthia holds a M.A. in Global Environmental Policy from American University and a B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Southern Maine. She is also serves as a Commissioner on the Environmental Policy Commission for the City of Alexandria, Virginia.