Cynthia Smith joined Humentum in April 2019 as its Compliance & Risk Lead. In this role, she serves as the subject matter lead on compliance and risk matters, driving Humentum’s compliance and risk-related consultancies, convenings, thought leadership, and donor advocacy.
Cynthia is an attorney with over 20 years of experience in the design, implementation, oversight, and evaluation of US Government-funded rule of law, access to justice, and civil society strengthening programs across the globe. Cynthia has served as chief of party or deputy chief of party on large-scale USAID-funded cooperative agreements in the Americas and Southeast Asia. Additionally, Cynthia has represented clients in civil rights and whistleblower retaliation cases in the United States while working for a private law firm. More recently, as Deputy Country Director for the American Bar Association in the Philippines, Cynthia coordinated an enterprise-wide assessment and response to various compliance and risk-related issues.
Cynthia holds a Juris Doctorate from the Washington College of Law at American University; a Masters of the Arts in Spanish Studies with an Area Focus in International Development from American University; and a Bachelor of the Arts, cum laude, in Spanish Studies from Gettysburg College.
Q + A
One of my favorite places is Bali, Indonesia. Japan is next on my travel wish list.
My favorite ice cream flavor would have to be cardamom, with lucuma coming in a strong second.