Cynthia Powell

Cynthia Powell, a Washington, DC-based communications consultant (, has been telling stories for a living for 20-plus years. She plans and leads issue-oriented positioning and media campaigns that get the word out in ink, create blogger buzz, and put spokespeople on radio and TV.

Trained and experienced as a print journalist, she recently blogged about belugas in Russia’s White Sea ( and escorted journalists in post-quake Haiti to highlight older people’s plight ( Fluent in French and Spanish, Cynthia served as a mid-career Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa (

She has a master’s in print journalism from Boston University and a bachelor’s in history from Brown University.