Marjorie North is a lecturer in Extension at Harvard University. In 2004, she received the Petra T. Shattuck Excellence in Teaching Award from Harvard Extension School. Until 2007, she was the clinical director in the department of speech and language pathology and audiology at Northeastern University. She received her undergraduate degree at Hunter College at the City University of New York, and her master's from Adelphi University.
North is a consultant for political candidates, professors, physicians, lawyers, and business executives, and runs a private practice that specializes in accent modification, public speaking, and executive communication skills. She has run workshops for such organizations as Physicians Without Borders, Kopelman and Paige Law Firm, Merrill Lynch, and Massachusetts General Hospital.