Cynthia is a Senior Director of Engineering at Nordstrom. With over 20 years of engineering leadership in the tech industry, she combines her passion for building software with championing diversity and inclusion. Prior to Nordstrom, she was VP of Product for PlayFab (now acquired by Microsoft) and before that, Executive Director of Ada Developers Academy. She advises for the Women in Tech Regatta and facilitates the Ally Skills Workshop on behalf of Ada and DiverseCity LLC. Born in the Philippines, she has lived in Seattle for over 20 years. She is a proud mom of 2 kids and also trains and teaches as an aerial dancer.