Cynthia is a doctoral student in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. Her research interests centre on questions of agency, equality, and social justice, and their intersection with natural resource management.
Prior to joining the University of Toronto, Cynthia obtained a master's degree in resource management and environmental studies from the University of British Columbia, where her research looked at the politics of water access and participatory governance in urban informal settlements in Accra, Ghana. Cynthia also holds a certificate in communications and media studies from the Université du Québec à Montréal, as well as an undergraduate degree in international and environmental studies from York University.
Cynthia has several years of professional experience with environmental nongovernmental organizations, where her work has mostly focused on communication, engagement, and policy. Her experience involves the management of an online interactive platform, social media communications, campaign design, and strategic planning.
Cynthia also has a long history of engaging with the communities where she lives and works. Through her community, activist, and volunteer work, she strives for social change locally and globally and continues to develop the skills necessary for applying the knowledge and critical lens she gained through her studies to environmental and social justice issues.