A first-generation mainland born Puerto Rican; Cindy grew up in Philadelphia in a culturally rich intergenerational family. Visiting the island often, she gained a deep appreciation for the history, joy, and resilience of her people.
Cindy has focused her career on improving and transforming child and family serving systems. At Casey Family Programs, she worked closely with the child welfare system in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Los Angeles. Dedicated to pursuing equity and
centering the voices of historically marginalized populations, she especially recognizes past and present inequities in US Territories.
In her current role as Senior Associate for Strategic Partnerships at the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, her work focuses on supporting community collaboration, community power building and partnering to transform the future of philanthropy around racial and gender justice.
Cindy joins the HIP Líderes Alumni Network with a strong belief in cultivating relationships and further developing and supporting Latinx leaders to build collective power and continue to be bold leaders in philanthropy.
She presently lives in a diverse and vibrant community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.