Cyndi is Director of the TED Residency, an incubator for “ideas worth spreading,” housed at TED HQ. She is also a special events curator at TED. She started her career in newspapers while a student at Barnard, working full-time during her junior and senior years at the New York Post. In the 40-odd years since then, she has worked for a range of companies and startups on just about every media platform, often straddling both business and creative sides. From 1995 to 2005, she ran North American operations for Time Out Group Ltd., launching Time Out New York, Time Out Chicago, and Time Out New York Kids. She received her Bachelors degree in English from Barnard College, Columbia University, where she now serves on the Board of Trustees.