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Cindy Qiao

Cindy Qiao is a Strategic Partnerships Relationship Manager at the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, where she manages strategic relationships and fosters high-impact collaborations between Cornell University and the center’s strategic partners.

She has over 8 years of experience in bridging the gap between academic and non-academic stakeholders, operationalizing strategic partnerships, and developing systems to drive scalable growth. Previously, she led multimillion-dollar global partnership initiatives and held key external partnership positions at Meta, Sotheby’s Institute, and Columbia Global Center.

Cindy holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Northeastern University in Boston. Residing in New York City, she is an avid urban farmer and artist.

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