Cynthia Brothers

Board secretary Cynthia Brothers is currently a program consultant with the Four Freedoms Fund (FFF) at Public Interest Projects (PIP), a national collaborative fund supporting immigrant rights, civic engagement and integration. Recently, she’s also worked with online organizing group 18 Million Rising as editor and campaign strategist, helped coordinate arts and cultural organizing strategies in the immigrant rights movement for The Culture Group and CultureStrike, and was agenda development lead for the 2013 National Immigrant Integration Conference. Cynthia is the current managing blog editor and a social media editor for Hyphen, an all-volunteer Asian American print and online media publication. 

Cynthia has also worked and volunteered for nonprofits and government agencies around Section 203 AAPI voting and language access, tutoring and mentorship for low-income immigrant students, mental health research, and food stamps outreach. She's performed in the U.S., Mexico, and South Africa with the Tribes Project, a race-education arts collaborative. Cynthia holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, and co-founded the Asian Pacific American Student Alliance (APASA), NYU Wagner’s first AAPI student group. She's from Seattle and admits to clichés such as playing in bands and once making espresso drinks for a living – but is proud she went to the high school where Bruce Lee first demonstrated his famous “one-inch punch.”