Cynthia grew up in Hong Kong and Canada before heading to the US for college. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Management and Technology Program as a Joseph Wharton Scholar and a Benjamin Franklin Scholar with degrees from both the Wharton School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
She previously led strategic partnerships for various products at Google, including Street View and Google[x]. After five years at Google, she left to sail through Southeast Asia on a ship as part of a startup accelerator program where the Archbishop Desmond Tutu and US CTO Megan Smith served as mentors.
She continued her adventures by hiking through Bhutan and making a third pilgrimage to Burning Man, eventually landing at CheckMate to lead their platform and product partnership efforts. She was shortly
named as 35-under-35 by Phocuswright, the leading travel technology conference, and was invited to the White House LGBT Tech and Innovation Summit as a young leader in technology.
Cynthia is incredibly proud of her wife, an award-winning roboticist, and looks forward to the day when women - be they transgender or cisgender, of all races and sexual orientations - outnumber men in