Cynthia is a proud Iamalaig woman from the Kulkalgau Clan of Iama (Yam Island) and the Kulkalgal Tribe of the Torres Strait and was elected as the Member for Cook at the 2017 Queensland State election.
Cynthia has over 12 years' experience in health, child protection and family support services throughout Far North Queensland. Cynthia's work experience has enabled her to gain local knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of the issues that affect her electorate.
Cynthia believes that education is the key to success. As a parent, Cynthia knows that a quality education changes people's lives and helps build stronger communities.
Cynthia's priorities include improving access to quality education and health services and supporting more local jobs to help build a stronger region for generations to come.