Cynthia Way currently works as the Chief Learning Officer for NOAA’s Oceanic and Atmosphereic Research Line Office. She previously served as the Lead Curriculum Designer at the Department of Defense. Prior to working in the Government, Cynthia served in the U.S. Navy and then worked in the animal health industry in a myraid of capacites ranging from veterinary technician to Organizational Development Consultant. Cynthia has also served in multiple capacities for various professional development Boards of Directors including Vice-President of Education for ATD Nebraska Board and Nebraska Alliance for Conservation and Environmental Education. Cynthia is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR), has a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership, and is working on her Doctoral dissertation at The George Washington University for a degree in Human and Organizational Learning with a focus on eco-consciousness through aesthetics. She has both published and spoke at numerous academic and practitioner conferences to include European Society for the Education of Adults, ASTD International Conferences and Expo, and American Association for Adult and Continuing Education.