Cynthia Bernardez manages partnerships with federal host agencies and offices facilitating day-to-day coordination of fellows. This entails conducting the selection and placement processes; monitoring and reporting on fellowship activities; and serving as a liaison and guide to fellows and their mentors. In addition, she contributes to planning and conducting orientation sessions, and participates in outreach and recruitment efforts.
Cynthia has more than seven years of nonprofit work experience, including three years working as a relationship manager for the United Negro College Fund, with a focus on managing the Walton-UNCF K-12 Education Fellowship, a leadership and talent development initiative aimed at building a robust pipeline of high-achieving African Americans engaged in education in America. In her role with the education fellowship, she cultivated and maintained relationships with students and college representatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Cynthia also served two years as an AmeriCorps member where she gained skills in event management, career services, and outreach.
Cynthia received her Bachelor of Science in Business from the Pennsylvania State University. She enjoys traveling and meeting people.