Cynden manages our investments in early-stage charter school networks across the country through the Emerging CMO Fund. As part of the Emerging CMO and Memphis teams, she manages operations and supports fundraising activities for these growing funds. Prior to joining CSGF, Cynden taught English as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years in Ukraine, an experience through which she gained insight into the many challenges facing the country’s post-Soviet education system. Her experience teaching English language learners, during college and in Ukraine, sparked her interest in public education reform. She earned a BA in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.