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Cindy B.

Research & Innovation Director
Sacramento, CA, USA


Cindy Blain has been with the Tree Foundation for over 6 years and leads science-related programs pertaining to tree canopy and public health, air quality, climate change and carbon sequestration. Her work includes building partnerships with researchers, local agencies, community based organizations and other urban forest organizations around the country.

Prior to joining the Tree Foundation, she was the marketing director at an environmentally conscientious nonprofit retreat center in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Her corporate experience includes 10 years at Tandem Computers in Cupertino, California in operations management and service marketing. Cindy has a BA from Rice University in Art History and an MBA with Marketing and International Business emphasis from Georgia State University. As part of her MBA program, Cindy spent a year on exchange with the French business school, l’Ecole Supérieur de Commerce de Paris. She moved from Atlanta to California – after being told “it was like a foreign country and everyone has swimming pools” – and loves living in Sacramento.