Program Manager, Manufacturing & Technology Resource Consortium
A graduate of Stony Brook University, Cynthia joined the Stony Brook University’s Economic Development team in 2017. She serves as the Program Manager for the Manufacturing & Technology Resource Consortium (MTRC), the NY-MEP center for the Long Island region.
MTRC is the only University-based MEP center that supports small to medium-sized (SME) manufacturing companies in business growth and competitiveness through R&D, training, workforce development, and revitalization of their product lines while also supporting the region’s cluster focus of biotechnology. Through program partnerships, MTRC has engaged with more than 300 companies and brought supplemental award support to close to 400 projects.
Cynthia brings a multitude of experience to her role. She was an educator and curriculum developer for 12 years and has spent over 10 years in the Finance world. As an entrepreneur, she has started three profitable businesses. Within her time at MTRC, Cynthia is proud of the community-focused projects with such organizations as Island Harvest and Dress For Success. Cynthia is most especially proud of the summer Robotics program sponsored by MTRC. The center has awarded scholarships to over 100 students in Nassau and Suffolk counties to participate in this design and innovation program.