Cynthia Psencik was born in New York City and her parents are from the Dominican Republic. She is currently the Director for the Office of Youth Ministry in the Archdiocese of New York. She holds an MA in religion/religious education from Fordham University with a concentration in Hispanic Ministry. Most recently, she served as Vice President of La RED – National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana. Currently, she serves on the Multicultural Ad Hoc Committee for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM), NeXt Level National Advisory Council for the Center for FaithJustice, and Network Advisory Committee for Given Institute. She currently lives in Connecticut with her husband Evan.