About Cynthia


  • Six terms as Vermont State Representative
  • Economics professor
  • Arlington Selectboard
  • Arlington Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • Batten Kill Watershed Alliance Research Assistant
  • Customer service and retail clerk


As a child Cynthia spent many summers at her grandparents’ house in West Arlington. She then went to Bennington College. Although Cynthia grew up in New York and has lived and worked in other states, she has always remained connected to Vermont. 

After earning her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan and teaching at several liberal arts colleges, she decided to move to Vermont permanently. She currently lives with her mother in Arlington and dedicates her life and time to the environment and the community.

She has worked to improve the Batten Kill habitat in many ways, including planting thousands of trees along the Batten Kill and its tributaries.

Her work on the Arlington Select board helps to support basic local services that allow us all to pursue our daily lives and to participate in our democracy.

Cynthia’s service in the legislature has been both rewarding and difficult. She has done her best to put her expertise as an economist and her dedication as an environmentalist to work at developing and supporting state policies that will work better for this district.