Cynthia Brothers has been a member of the NEO team since 2008, when she joined as a Program Associate with the American Dream Fund. Since then she has also worked on the Census Collaborative Fund, State Capacity and Innovation Fund, and State Infrastructure Fund, and today she is a program officer for the Four Freedoms Fund.

Cynthia has also worked as a consultant for Welcoming America, the New Americans Campaign, and the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. In addition, she worked with CultureStrike as an Immigration Cultural Strategist and Coordinator, and with 18MillionRising as Editor and Strategist. Her volunteer roles include Board Secretary of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) and founding member of the anti-displacement organizing group Chinatown International District (CID) Coalition.

In 2016 Cynthia founded Vanishing Seattle, a media project that documents the disappearing and displaced spaces of Seattle, for which she was named one of Seattle Magazine’s Most Influential People of 2018.

She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, and B.A.s in psychology and business administration from the University of Washington.


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