Since 2009 Cynthia has been a Contributing Editor/feature writer for DOCUMENTARY MAGAZINE. From 1993 to January 2012 she was the Executive Director and President of Documentary Educational Resources. She served on the Board of Directors of the Society for Visual Anthropology and the Advisory Boards for The Margaret Mead International Film and Video Festival, NYC; Women In Film and Video New England Chapter, The Camden International Film Festival, The Do It Your Damn Self Film Festival and AmericanInsight, Inc. She taught courses at the Maine International Film and Television Workshops and seminars in the Business of Filmmaking, from funding to distribution via Community TV stations across the country. She has been a guest lecturer universities worldwide and programmed film retrospectives at the Anthology Film Archives in NYC. She has curated and presented programs at film festivals in Boston, New York, Toronto, Copenhagen, Mexico City, Taipei, Tartu, and Paris, France.
John Ochsendorf, Professor of Architecture and Engineering, MIT, is known for his unique way of combining interests in archaeology, engineering, and architecture. It all began with a fascination with Inca suspension bridges and his research now focuses on discovering sustainability lessons in historic masonry structures and on ways to determine the safety of cracked masonry vaults and domes. A former Fulbright scholar and MacArthur grant winner, Professor Ochsendorf enthusiastically encourages his students to participate in his building projects.