SAN DIEGO ZOO ESCORT
Cynthia Tuomi, Associate Director, Research and Stewardship
Cynthia Tuomi, associate director of research and stewardship for San Diego Zoo Global’s Development Department, is an avid world traveler whose adventures have extended from the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro to Budapest’s underground network of caves. She has lived in London and traveled extensively throughout Europe. She has also enjoyed wildlife preserves in Tanzania, historical sites in Beijing, scuba in Fiji and the Dominican Republic, and she spent two months exploring the east coast of Australia. Cynthia is a San Diego native who has been frequenting the San Diego Zoo since she was an infant. She has worked in San Diego’s nonprofit community for the past 15 years, and her passion for wildlife and conservation led her to join the Zoo’s team in 2011. She is a former competitive snowboarder who loves art and culture, backpacking, cooking, and yoga.