Cynthia McKinney, 54, is a native of Arkansas. She is the youngest of five children. After growing up in Arkansas she relocated to Indiana and lived and worked there for six years before moving to Atlanta. She went back to school and completed her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in African American Literature in 2009. She also completed coursework for a graduate program at Georgia State University in African American Studies. She has been employed by the Federal Reserve Bank as a Business Analyst for 19 years. Her interests include live theatre performances, reading, and traveling.