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Cynthia Baker-Smith

 Site Coordinator (Oakland)

A Bay Area native, Cynthia worked as a classroom assistant in an Oakland Elementary school while finishing college, and after graduating she continued in the educational arena teaching English at primary schools in Italy. However, after 2 years in Italy she learned that classroom teaching was not her forte. Primarily working with non-profits that support education, she recently ventured into the world of educational startups where she helped non-tech parents understand browsers, download speeds, and the difference between learning a ‘Scratch’ project during the Hour of Code vs. their kids learning ‘Scratch’ I, II, or III in an afterschool class. Today she’s come full circle and is back in Oakland elementary schools supporting ECBA volunteers. Cynthia has a B.A. in Psychology, and is completing her Masters of Public Health.

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