In her role as Executive Director, Cindy is responsible for leading the development, strategy and vision of the organization that serves 500 Scholars on their path to high school and college graduation. Cindy has dedicated her career to nonprofit service and educational equity. Cindy rejoined the DMSF team in April 2020 as Chief Education Officer, and previously worked for DMSF from 2008 to 2013. Her prior experience include serving as a Teach for America Corps Member; Director of KIPP to College at KIPP Ascend Charter School; Director of Community Partnerships at Teach for America Chicago-NWI, and Managing Director of Development at Educators for Excellence.
Cindy received her BA in Spanish Language and Literature and Women’s Studies from Rhodes College, and a Master’s Degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago’s Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. She and her husband, Jeff, live in Chicago with their two children.