Combining her love of fashion and technology, Cynthia is Senior Director of Engineering at Nordstrom where she is responsible for services that power checkout, payments, and order management. With a passion for building inclusion and belonging in our tech industry, she is a trained facilitator for the Ally Skills Workshop which she conducts throughout Seattle through Diverse City, LLC. Cynthia also serves as advisor to the WiT Regatta and IGNITE Worldwide.
Through the years, Cynthia has been a software developer, partner group program manager, and VP of product across many domains: operating systems, marketplaces, consumer apps, and platforms. In 2015, she became the Executive Director of Ada Developers Academy, a tuition-free, nonprofit software development training program for women, trans and non-binary people that partners with companies to increase their pipeline for diversity.
Cynthia has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Outside of her technology, diversity and shopping pursuits, she is also an aerial acrobat on aerial hoop, silks, and pole. You can find Cynthia on on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.