Cynthia weaves trauma-informed practice within cultural and historical trauma while applying a lens toward future, growth and change. She serves as an adjunct faculty at NYU Steinhardt School, Department of Teaching and Learning and is a member of the Center for Trauma Resilient Communities teaching faculty.
Cynthia is a public historian and interpretive specialist focused on Afro-American, American, urban, and museum studies as well as historic preservation and instructional technology. She is also president of the Institute for the Exploration of Seneca Village History. Cynthia has worked extensively with the New York Historical Society, including the direction of a digital learning project featuring collections that illustrate the story of the American Revolution. She has curated many exhibitions, including Before Central Park: The Life and Death of Seneca Village.