As DCAL's Senior Associate Director, Cindy is responsible for all graduate student and postdoc programs and services and also involved in broader DCAL projects such as the Learning Fellows Program and Librarians Active Learning Institute. Cindy joined DCAL in 2007 as the first Associate Director for Professional Development Programs for Future Faculty - a position created by DCAL and Graduate Studies to develop programs around teaching and learning tailored to graduate students and postdocs at Dartmouth. As Director of Postdoctoral Affairs with the Guarini School, Cindy is the point person for postdocs and helps with current needs as well as career development. She works closely with the Dartmouth College Postdoc Association.
Cindy received her PhD in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. She transitioned from bench work to administration during her postdoc at Hunter College with the Gender Equity Project, an NSF-ADVANCE grant project through which she created faculty development workshops and studied women faculty in science and social science. Cindy expanded her faculty development efforts to women faculty in all fields as Director of Programs and Projects at Yale's Women's Faculty Forum. From there Cindy sought positions focused on the teaching aspect of professional development and wanted to work with graduate students and postdocs since that was such a formative time in her own career path and thus took the position with DCAL. Cindy is a mentor to University of Delaware students through the Mentor Collective.
Cindy has served on the board of the New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC) since 2008, is a member of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network's committee on Graduate Student, Professional Student, and Postdoctoral Scholar Development (GPPD), and served as chair of the Outreach & Diversity subcommittee of the GPSD from 2012-2015. She was a member of Dartmouth Library's Education & Outreach Committee from 2008-2015.