Home: Brandon, Florida
Congregation: College Hill Mennonite Church
Mission and leadership experience: Cindy was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She moved to Florida to attend the University of South Florida, where she earned a Master of Business Administration in 2010, with concentrations in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Cindy then went on to receive her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 2014.
While at Stetson, Cindy was involved in several on-campus organizations, most notably the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). She was a member of the BLSA executive board, serving as chaplain, and also competed as a member of the BLSA trial team. While at Stetson, she also worked as a law clerk at John Bales Attorneys, a personal-injury firm in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Mentorship and community service are very important to Cindy. She is the assistant director of Let’s Talk College, a mentorship program that helps middle-school and high-school students realize higher education as an expectation rather than an exception. At the same time, she was a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Florida program for nearly six years.
During her free time, she enjoys playing her instruments (bass guitar, acoustic guitar, drums, and keyboard), cooking, baking, and spending time with friends.