Catherine Baydar was born and educated in England. She has been working in the IUE Prep Program since September 2004. During her time at IUE she has worked in the Materials Development Department and Testing Unit. She has also taken part in committee work during the EQUALS accreditation process and helped organize a Focus on Assessment Issues (FOAI) event. As part of her continuous professional development she has recently successfully completed two certificate programs sponsored by the US Department of State Office for English Language Programs.