Cynthia Weintraub attended high school in a French lysee in Switzerland. Her undergraduate work was completed at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She later received her Masters in TESOL Education from Seattle University. She comes to teaching as a later career after working as a corporate presenter and spokesperson for such companies as Microsoft, Real Networks, and Boeing. She also teaches in the International Executive Business Program at the University of Washington, as well as the Summer Intensive Program of the International English Language Department at Harvard University. She has two sons, Sam and Cooper, ages eighteen and twenty five, whose many adventures provide her with colorful stories to share with her classes.