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is the co-founder and President of ICAN Productions.
has extensive experience leading large and complex projects involving
multiple organizations. She has served as National Secretary of
the American Society for Microbiology, with oversight for a 190 person
staff based in Washington, D.C. In that role, she created the
public communication strategy for the 40,000-member organization that resulted
in formation of the Microbial Literacy Collaborative.
The Collaborative was a partnership of organizations, including
the American Society for Microbiology, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and
the National Association of Biology Teachers, dedicated to increasing
scientific literacy among members of the general public. Other
participating organizations included the Association of
Science-Technology Centers and the American Association for the
Advancement of Science.
chair of the Collaborative's Executive Board, Cynthia led this highly
successful $7.2 million science education initiative. The MLC was funded by the National
Science Foundation, the American
Society for Microbiology, the Department
of Energyís Human Genome Program, The Annenberg-CPB Project, the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the
Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and The Foundation for Microbiology.
Principal Investigator, she oversaw the creation of six linked science
Unseen Life on Earth, a science documentary for
public television; (2)
Meet the Microbes, a set
of hands-on activities;
Cynthia published her second book, Global Disease Eradication: The Race for the Last Child in 2003. She also created and oversaw her second major multi-partner project, focusing on the societal implications of nanotechnology from 2004 - 2009. The project resulted in a 3-part series of Fred Friendly Seminars "Nanotechnology: The Power of Small" broadcast nationally on the stations of the public television system, a web site dedicated to exploring issues raised in the television series (www.powerofsmall.org), and a series of deliberative forums and other science museum based events related to the topic.
In her spare time, she contributes to Kennethís business
enterprise and teaches Ashtanga yoga.
During the winter, she is a part time ski instructor at Mt.
Mansfield Ski School, heading up the adaptive program.
She was chosen by her colleagues as ski instructor of the year for the
2007/2008 season. She views herself
as a Renaissance woman.