Cynthia is a widely respected educator and expert on district-led systemic implementation of Linked Learning. Cynthia is currently the Long Beach USD’s Program Administrator for Linked Learning, a position she has held since 2015, after previously serving in a key role supporting the district’s Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools and as the Dean of Students at the California Academy of Math and Science (CAMS). At Long Beach USD, Cynthia manages Linked Learning as a district-wide strategy and oversees implementation to ensure quality pathway experiences for all students. She has secured and currently manages multiple multi-million-dollar grants to accelerate integrated college and career preparation. A collaborative leader, Cynthia works closely with partners representing institutions in the Long Beach College Promise, with industry representatives to expand work-based learning opportunities for students and serves as the project manager for the Advancing Linked Learning Innovation Network (aLLin), a regional Linked Learning Hub of Excellence.