Cynthia Evans holds an M.A. in Museum Science. She is a researcher, historian, and genealogist with more than ten years of experience in African American history and research and five years of experience managing a genealogy center that specialized in African American genealogy. As the manager of the genealogy center, she created and implemented genealogical programming for adults and children, genealogical field trip activities for the African American Cultural Center and created a genealogical curriculum. In 2016, she partnered with other local archival institutions to create Austin’s first African American Genealogical symposium.