Cindy Marie Jenkins

Cindy writes, consults, parents, and travels — sometimes at the same time. Her family spent 2019-2021 in Beijing, the last year of which she served as Deputy Managing Editor of Jingkids International, formerly Beijingkids. While there, she mentored teen writing interns, moderated a panel at their JISE (Jingkids International School Expo), and was Acting Editor for the 2021-2022 Jingkids School Choice Guide, carefully communicating with over 60 international schools. Hailing from Massachusetts and New York before moving to California, education and mentoring teenagers has always called to her, whether through Arts Education or by conducting mock interviews at the high school where she worked in HR and Recruiting. Cindy is known for her workshops in arts marketing and personal branding as well as how to “Make it Work as a Work-at-Home-Parent”. She’s been sourced on the topic for the PAAL (Parent Artist Advocacy League) Readiness Series, Wired, Care.com, and will be a speaker at the upcoming PAAL Summit. She’s a content marketing expert and ghostwriter for major international corporations, as well as managing websites and blogs for many entrepreneurial businesses and nonprofits. Cindy is a published essayist, short story author and her book for work-at-home-parents will be available in early 2022. A proud member of the Author’s Guild and the Nonfiction Writers Association, she’s thrilled to join the team at ESC and put all of her background towards helping students discover their best selves within their college applications.