Jane Constantineau was born in Tehran on the eve of the 1978 revolution and lived in Guatemala City in the late 80s and early 90s, when her father worked as the senior environmental advisor for USAID. After he died in 2012, she completed his memoir, Kill the Gringo: The Life of Jack Hood Vaughn—American Diplomat, Director of the Peace Corps, U.S. Ambassador to Colombia and Panama, and Conservationist, which was published by Rare Bird Books in 2017.
Ms. Constantineau graduated from Williams College and received a masters degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Over 10 years she worked as a writer for a public relations agency, an international advocacy organization, and a nonprofit consulting firm. In 2017 she launched a memoir writing business from her home base in San Diego.