Cynthia Perrin Schneider (born August 16, 1953) is an American diplomat. She was born in Pennsylvania, United States. She studied Fine Arts at Harvard University, where she received her bachelor's degree in 1977 and her doctorate in 1984. With her husband Thomas J. Schneider, she has two children. She was the 61st United States Ambassador to the Netherlands from June 29, 1998 to June 17, 2001. Cynthia P.Schneider speaks Dutch, French, Italian, and German languages.
Cynthia P. Schneider started her professional career in the year 1980 as an assistant curator of European paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where she stayed till the year 1984. As Associate Professor of Art History at Georgetown University, in the period between 1984–1990, Cynthia P. Schneider was involved with several courses, publications, and exhibitions in Baroque and Renaissance art, with a specialization in Dutch art of the seventeenth century and Rembrandt. In 1998 she joined the Department of State as the Ambassador for the United States of America to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Her field of responsibility included initiatives in public and cultural diplomacy, biotechnology, cyber security, military affairs, and education, as well as work in international justice and the environment...
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