Coronado's Cynthia Kosciuczyk is a life-long jack of all trades and a big supporter of the Optimist Club of Coronado. Photo courtesy of Kosciuczyk.

Most people go to college, pick a career field, and stick with it till they retire.

But that’s not Cynthia Kosciuczyk.

The Coronado woman is a life-long jack of all trades.

The author

She is an author and has written several books including “My Odyssey,” “Weaving Life,” and “The Energi4U Program, which discuss how she turned her chronic health condition into what she calls her “superpower.”

“My Odyssey” is one of the books written by Coronado’s Cynthia Kosciuczyk. Staff photo by Fiona Rasak.

Aside from being an author, in 2007 she lived in the Adams Avenue area and had an art gallery.

While she was walking around the area supporting local business at an artist event, she walked into an office that had the Optimist Creed, a short, motivational 1912 writing from Christian D. Larson, hanging on it.

Kosciuczyk was impressed and went to  several meetings and now belongs to the Optimist Club of Coronado, which supports over 50 organizations.

The Optimists are so community minded, and that’s how I ended up in Coronado.”

-Cynthia Kosciuczyk.

“The Optimists are so community minded, and that’s how I ended up in Coronado because it is a small town feel but I am close to the water,” she said.

The radio host

Kosciuczyk also had a radio show in 2010 for Art, Music, and Culture which she said led her to be the program director for the Optimist Club.

As club program director, Kosciuczyk said she is able to meet and get to know a lot of people in the community because she picks the speakers every week.

She has also a big passion in supporting the youth.

The scientist

She started her life as a scientist and went to an engineering school where she earned a degree in biochemistry. Kosciuczyk said she did immunology research when she got out of school and also helped in AIDS Research. 

She also has spent time living in Greece, where she was a substitute teacher and worked in a textile factory and even opened a commercial bakery. 

The baker

Kosciuczyk said she had a very successful baking business for about 10 years where she was a supplier for restaurants and made bagels, carrot cakes and cheesecakes.

Kosciuczyk then found herself back and forth from Greece, where she worked at a spice factory.

The rug operator

She then came back to San Diego and began working in Persian rugs for about 15 years.

Kosciuczyk also went back to school and earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and she’s worked at a Naval hospital.

Currently, five days a week she works in flooring while also working in software and writing. 

“When I can’t deal with things I write,” she said.

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Fiona Rasak is a senior multi-media journalism major graduating in May from Point Loma Nazarene University. Previously she worked as a staff writer for the Point Newspaper and the Mariner yearbook.