Cynthia Barakatt

Associate Director


M.E.S., Yale School of Forestry, Yale University; B.Sc. Journalism, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


Communications and outreach; environmental issues and policy


CCynthia_Headshotynthia Barakatt has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of communications and the environment. She is interested in developing effective methods and strategies for making complex environmental science information easily accessible to non-scientific audiences. She has worked as a communications specialist for two state environmental agencies and a large international environmental consulting firm, and served as an administrator for a university-based environmental research and education center. She also has served as the Director of Training for the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program, and as the Director of Content Development for the Boston University-based online Encyclopedia of Earth, a collaborative project with the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE). ¬†As Associate Director of the Pardee Center, she oversees the development and implementation of the Center’s programs and activities, and directs the Center’s outreach efforts, publications program and the Graduate Summer Fellows Program.