Cindy Smith is the Director of Business Operations at IQSS. In this position she is responsible for the overall management and day to day financial and administrative activities at IQSS including grants management, budgeting, space planning, human resources, and events. In close collaboration with the Executive Director, Cindy is also responsible for the strategic growth and infrastructure of the core administrative unit. Prior to joining IQSS in October 2008, Cindy spent over six years at the Harvard School of Public Health as a Program Administrator for the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, where she spent a large amount of time creating an independent non-profit organization in Brussels, Belgium. Before coming to Harvard in 2002, Cindy worked in various industries of the private sector in the capacity of Office/Operations Management. She gained international and cultural experience during a two year management position in the Republic of Ireland. Cindy received a B.S. from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.