Cy joins Rise Up as a Program Associate, and in her role, she coordinates the logistics and administrative needs of Rise Up’s Gender Equity Initiative and Youth Champions programming. Cy holds a bachelor’s degree in Women and Gender Studies and Anthropology from Seattle University and completed her honor’s thesis on aging in the LGBTQ community. Cy’s nonprofit experience ranges from coordinating volunteers for AMIGOS de las Americas and working as the Education Assistant with the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle, WA. Before joining Rise Up, Cy worked as an EMT, a sexual health educator, and a full spectrum birth doula. She is passionate about empowering women to connect with their bodies and reducing public health barriers through maternal education and support. When not at work, Cy enjoys playing roller derby, cooking, and taking her rescue cattle dog Lucy on hikes.