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Cindy Lung

Former Program Associate, Education

Cindy Lung joined Barr in 2015 and, until December 2019, served as the program associate for the Education team, contributing to the Catalyze New Models strategy to advance a new vision of secondary success in New England. Her work included supporting Barr’s multi-year initiative to improve secondary outcomes for New England youth who are off track to graduate, as well as helping plan and execute new efforts that fuel school and program innovation and collaboration across the region.

A first-generation, low-income high school and college graduate born to immigrant parents, Cindy is passionate about expanding opportunities for more students to connect to success, in and beyond high school.

Cindy Lung joined Barr following international experiences in research and teaching as a Henry Luce Scholar in Taiwan and a Fulbright Scholar in the Republic of Kosovo. She has previously worked for several nonprofit organizations, including Rhode Island Kids Count and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. She graduated from Brown University with a master’s degree in urban education policy and a bachelor’s degree in education studies and sociology.

Having lived abroad and explored dozens of countries worldwide, Cindy is an avid traveler and “couchsurfer” who spends her free time in Boston consumed by wanderlust.

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