Cindy teaches classes including the Public Interest Practicum, the Judicial Practicum, Legal Ethics, and Pro Bono in Large Law Firms. She also advises law students who wish to pursue careers in public interest law. Before she joined the law school in 2000, Cindy was the Director of the Employment Opportunity Project at the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, where she worked on class action employment discrimination cases and other civil rights litigation and policy efforts. Cindy started her legal career at Sachnoff & Weaver and also served as a law clerk to the late Honorable Seymour Simon of the Illinois Supreme Court.
She is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and Knox College. She and her husband Chip Peters have two children, Sarah and Dylan, who are proud graduates of the Evanston public school system and are now attending Williams College and Middlebury College. Cindy was an active volunteer in the Evanston schools, serving as PTA President at Washington Elementary and then Nichols Middle School and as a member of the ETHS Boosters Board. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the ACLU of Illinois.