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Cynthia Warner

Cynthia brings to Incandescent a passion for bridging disciplines to help organizations achieve big goals. Cynthia shapes Incandescent’s research, connecting insight about human enterprise to our work with leaders, teams, and ventures.

Prior to Incandescent, Cynthia worked on strategy and partnerships in the innovation office of the New York City Department of Education. She has also advised Designing for Financial Empowerment on the bridge between design thinking and government, and convened thought leaders for The New School’s Future of Work and Learning initiative. An educator by training, Cynthia has led learning experiences for high school students, teachers, city government managers, and members of multi-sector collaborations.

Cynthia has a BA in English from the University of Chicago and a MS in Organizational Change Management from The New School. At the New School, Cynthia’s research focused on the ways that design thinking can be better leveraged in social impact settings, and the intersection of leadership development and evaluation in nonprofit environments. When not reading about organizations, she likes to dance, read fiction, and go for runs with her dog Jack.