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Jennifer Cinti

Jennifer Cinti
Executive Director

For more than 25 years, Jennifer has worked with non-profit and educational institutions to lead, support, and nurture programs that empower, educate, and activate youth, women, and communities.  She is passionate about social and environmental justice, human rights, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and intercultural dialogue.

Prior to coming to WDS, Jennifer was  Assistant Director of Custom Programs at the School for International Training where she managed and developed international education programs focused on critical global issues for undergraduate students in 30+ countries around the world.  Her experience in higher education includes managing international education programs and serving as the Director of the Annual Fund at Bard College.  

Other positions held by Jennifer include serving as the inaugural Executive Director of Global Youth Connect, as a program coordinator for Street Law, as an anti-bias facilitator with the Anti-Defamation League’s World of Difference Institute, and as Associate Director at an international youth leadership camp in the Hudson Valley.  She also has served as a consultant to several non-profit organizations on topics ranging from fundraising, marketing, grantmaking and program development. 

Jennifer holds a Master’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s degree in international studies from American University.  She is the author of To Promote and Protect Women’s Human Rights: A Handbook of Mobilization Strategies for Women’s Non-governmental Organizations. 

Jennifer, who has lived in the area for 20 years, resides with her husband, son and two cats in Shokan.