Cynthia Kanagui

Cynthia Kanagui, Great Public Schools Now’s Senior Manager, Grants and Programs, previously worked as a teacher, founding college counselor and administrator for IDEA Public Schools, a charter school organization in South Texas, helping hundreds of first-generation students go to college. She was also an advisor in the Dallas Independent School District, where she advised hundreds of students through the college application process at Hillcrest High School.

Cynthia was in the first generation of her family to graduate from college thanks to her parents' unwavering focus on education. Their dedication to education inspired Cynthia to make sure others get the same opportunities she did.