Cynthia is an instructor driven to help students overcome barriers that impact their employment opportunities. She firmly believes student success is fostered through compassion/understanding and the creation of strong support systems. She has taught a variety of information technology (IT) subjects both online and in person. Cynthia has also participated in intensive short-term project-based teaching and one-on-one tutoring.
As a member of the Internet Society, Cynthia is passionate about technology and cares about the future of the Internet. She believes the Internet is a global resource and the digital divide will only be closed when the Internet and all its opportunities are available to everyone.
Working as a contractor, Cynthia has been employed with a variety of Fortune 500 companies and is experienced in managing large enterprise networks. With an extensive background, her knowledge includes security, network protocols, Cisco products, network design, implementation, systems administration, and technical writing.
In addition, Cynthia is trained at the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) level, earned an Innovation Award for her database work, and is a member of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) International Honor Society for Computing and Information Disciplines. Cynthia was the first woman to hold the position of Lead Technician at a leading University overseas. Her education includes an MSc in Information Technology with a Telecommunications Management Specialization and a BSc in Computer Network & Security from the University of Maryland Global Campus. She is looking to complete her Ph.D. in Information Technology at Towson University.
When not teaching or training, Cynthia enjoys spending time with her family and long-distance swimming. Her wish is to compete in a triathlon in the future.