ISEE Faculty: Cindy Lee Alves
Credentials : M.Ed.
Position : Faculty
Cindy Lee has been facilitating challenging conversations for over a decade. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate at Widener University's Center for Sexuality Studies, where she also earned a Master's degree in Education. While her dissertation focuses on the intersections of race and sexuality, her research interests consist of intersectionality, training of sexuality professionals, sexual orientation, gender, and pleasure. Cindy Lee’s experiences include teaching courses at various colleges in PA, NY, and NJ, as well as guest lectures and workshops for adults and young people on various topics throughout the country.
Cindy Lee is a Sexuality Educator and Consultant who is pursuing her PhD in Sexuality Studies at Widener University where she attained her M.Ed. Her interest began early on, as her peers in junior high constantly reached out to her in search of accurate information and a noncomdemning voice of reason. She took her passion and incorporated it in her higher education: obtaining a BA in both Psychology and Women’s Studies, minoring in Human Sexual & Gender Development, volunteering for Planned Parenthood and tailoring her Resident Assistant and sorority programming to her love of sex positivity, pleasure, and inclusion. Her previous work includes facilitating evidence-based curricula with New York State CAPP (Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention) funded programs, teaching college courses in NY, NJ, and PA, engaging audiences of online radio stations and online/print magazines, as well as providing workshops on a myriad of topics. Her current research focuses on the intersection of race and sexuality, with particular interests in racial justice and professional development. In addition, Cindy Lee’s commitment to the field includes: Executive Board member of the award-winning Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WoCSHN), Social Media Chair for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), and Advisory Board for The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health (CSPH).