Cynthia has over 15 years of product management leadership spanning operating systems, services, and apps, she combines her passion for building product with championing diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. Before Playfab, Cynthia was Executive Director of Ada Developers Academy, expanding its tuition-free software development training program for women and gender diverse people and partnering with software companies throughout Seattle on their pipeline for diversity. As Partner Group Program Manager at Microsoft for several years, she drove the product roadmap for the Windows marketplace, developer-facing eCommerce services, as well as the Windows shell.
Cynthia is also an allyship trainer with Diverse City, LLC and Ada Developers Academy, an advisor for Seattle Women in Tech and Un-loop, as well as a Board Member for the Northwest School. Cynthia has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She enjoys spending time with family, and is also an avid aerialista on aerial hoop, silks, and pole. You can find Cynthia on on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.