Cindy Au is VP of Community and Operations at Homemade, where she’s working on building an amazing user experience and growing a community of passionate food creators. Previously, Cindy was VP of Community at Kickstarter where she built and led the team of professionals who support and advise Kickstarter creators. During her time at Kickstarter, she oversaw growth, marketing, and outreach strategy for Games, including bringing Kickstarter to PAX, GDC, SXSW, and Indiecade. Prior to having jobs with titles, Cindy got her PhD in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she researched the impact of the media on women’s representation during the Black Power Movement. She’s currently based in Brooklyn with her corgi, Appa.