Cynthia Mathys is Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships at the Atkinson Center at Cornell University. Prior to joining the Atkinson Center, she was a Senior Project Manager at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), based in Nepal, managing the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) portfolio in Nepal and India. She holds an M.P.S. in International Agriculture and Rural Development from Cornell and a B.S. in Environmental Policy & Behavior from the University of Michigan.