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Cynthia Dickstein

Cynthia Dickstein and husband Frank Grundstrom moved to Tucson from Boston. Cynthia holds a BA from Syracuse University and a Master’s from Cal State Los Angeles’ Special Program for Teaching Blind and Visually Impaired, which laid the foundation for her career as an International Professional Exchanges Specialist to the USSR, Russia, and Iran. Cynthia is also a talented writer who frequents the editorial pages and columns. You may recognize her from her days as host of a political talk show on Access Tucson.

She was drawn to SVP’s focus on literacy in 2008 when friends introduced her to the model and vision. She also volunteers with The Op-Ed Project, which encourages women to submit editorial pieces to major publications.

Cynthia is a true animal lover and if given one day to be back in her favorite vacation spot, she would choose another day with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda, reminiscing of when she and Frank enjoyed a wildlife adventure with their grandchildren. But, if she can’t hop on a plane right away, she will likely go for a stroll in the beautiful Sabino Canyon.

When asked what she would do if made King for a day, Cynthia spunkily replied, “Well, first of all, I would be Queen, not King. Assuming you are allowing me to be all-powerful, I would eradicate poverty.”

With Cynthia as your Queen, maybe you could agree with her favorite quote, “There is absolutely no value in worrying about the future!”