Manager of Student Operations & Initiatives
Cydya has over 12 years of experience as an Operations/HR thought leader in corporate, government, energy and real estate organizations. Prior to joining ALPFA, Cydya was an Inclusion & Diversity Lead with JCPenney where she focused
on developing and engaging associates, connecting the organization to the community and its customers, and impacting the business by utilizing the Employee Resource Groups. Previously, Cydya was the Director of the Property
Department for Cook County’s Office of the Public Guardian in Chicago, IL. Her experience includes work with AEP Energy, PRG Real Estate Group, Walgreens and the State of Florida.
Cydya holds a Bachelor of Science
in Business Administration from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU).
Cydya is proud of her unique background, having been raised most of her life in Central America, Asia and Europe with her 3 brothers.
She met her husband, Jamaal, while attending FAMU and they currently live in the Birmingham, AL area with their 3 children— London (8), Liberty (4), and Legend (1). Her hobbies include watching women’s gymnastics, exercising,
reading and traveling.