Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Cynthia Roberts

Former Executive Director, Riverbend Environmental Education Center


Cynthia Roberts is a life-long environmentalist.  She graduated from Brown University with an A.B. in Environmental Studies (‘81).  After attending Fordham School of Law, she prosecuted criminal cases as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan. Pursuing her interest in environmental protection, she joined the State of Colorado Attorney General’s Office to litigate hazardous waste cases.  

Cynthia served as the Executive Director of Riverbend Environmental Education Center in Gladwyne, Pa. She is certified in Sustainable Landscape Management, Arboriculture and as an Urban Naturalist by the New York Botanical Garden.  She served many years on her local Conservation Advisory Council and currently sits on the Board of Directors of The Friends of Scarsdale Parks and on The Nature Conservancy New York Leadership Council.