Cynthia is the editor of The Change Agent, a social justice magazine for adult learners that teaches basic skills in the context of issues that are relevant to adults. Her expertise includes writing, editing, developing content and lesson plans, and providing professional development (both in person and via webinar) on a wide range of topics. Cynthia taught ABE, ESOL, and Bridge to College at the Worker Education Program, a Labor/Management program affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). She also taught a Science and Social Studies GED class at the Notre Dame Educational Center in South Boston. She worked with the book publisher, South End Press, for 13 years and as a freelance editor and writer for over 15 years. She is a long-time community activist, currently focused on housing and youth justice work via City Life/Vida Urbana and The City School, respectively. She has traveled widely in Central America and speaks conversational Spanish. She graduated from UMASS/Amherst in 1982 with a degree in Social Thought and Political Economy.