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Cynthia Marie Washington is a career educator with 10 years of experience in career services and is currently a Senior Student and Employer Advisor for the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement. Her coaching philosophy blends empathy, strategy, and taking action with an understanding that career development is a lifelong process of discovery and learning. As a Taylor Your Life instructor, she endeavors to make life design interesting so that students engage in their futures with a sense of fun, possibility, and “how might I?” thinking.

Washington joined Tulane in 2018 from Vanderbilt University, where she spent six years as a career coach and advised employers on executing campus recruiting strategies. She also taught an internship course, led the Center’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, facilitated AAUW’s Smart Start Salary Negotiation workshops, and collaborated with Vanderbilt Athletics to design and facilitate career and professional development seminars for student-athletes. Prior to Vanderbilt, Washington managed the campus recruiting program at the University of Michigan Engineering Career Resource Center.

Washington built her career using design thinking methodology transitioning from a 15-year career as a flight attendant to a career in higher education. Washington is pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts from Tulane University, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, and a Master of Business Administration.

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