Director of Finance and Operations, J-PAL Global
Cindy Smith joined J-PAL in November 2022 and directs its administrative and financial functions. She serves as the chief administrative and financial officer for the J-PAL head office (Global) based at MIT in Cambridge and also provides advice, guidance and mentoring to the seven regional CFOs worldwide. Previously, Cindy spent 20 years at Harvard University in various Administration and Finance Director roles. She has international experience living in Ireland, as well as extended work-related travel to Belgium and Israel working with many international partners and European donor governments.
Cindy holds a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire and a certificate in the Leadership in Action Program from Harvard University.