Cynthia serves as a Senior Petrochemical Analyst for Moms Clean Air Force. She is keenly interested in ways to shift the world away from plastics and other petrochemicals.
The ongoing build-out of multi-billion-dollar petrochemical facilities is poisoning local communities and setting the planet on a dangerous track. We need to use every tool possible to decarbonize the economy and transition away from fossil fuels.
Cynthia’s prior positions include directing the pesticides division for a nonprofit; helping to draft global toxic chemicals treaties; protecting workers from radiation, beryllium, and other dangerous exposures in the nuclear weapons complex; and editing an environmental health and climate news service. She has worked in Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe. Her training is in environmental and occupational health and in law.
Learn more about Cynthia’s work on plastics and petrochemicals with these resources: What to Know About the Petrochemical Industry: Q&A and Letter to EPA About the Draft National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution.
At the local level, Cynthia chairs the Bicycle Advisory Committee in her county, in close coordination with pedestrian and children’s safety advocates. She is an all-season bicycle commuter and transportation runner. She is blessed with two daughters.