Catherine Baydar was born and educated in England. She holds a BA in Business Management Studies and TEFL Certificate. She has successfully completed the TDC Part 1 awarded by the British council and CELTA awarded by Cambridge University. After working as an English teacher at Işıkkent Eğitim Kampusü for two years, she joined Izmir University of Economics in September 2004. She was a member of the Curriculum and Material Development Unit for six years and a member of the testing unit for three years. She also has experience in examining for Cambridge exams like IELTS.