Party affiliation: Democrat
Private practice, East Palo Alto, California, 1975—1982. Assistant dean Stanford Law School, 1978—1982. Judge Municipal Court, Santa Clara County, San Jose, California, 1982—1988, presiding judge, 1985—1986, Superior Court, Santa Clara County, since 1988.
Vice provost and special counselor to president Stanford University, since 2001. Member policy board Center Research Women, Stanford University, 1980—1982. Member East Palo Alto Community Law Project, 1983—1987.
Board directors National Conference Women & Law, 1980, United Way Santa Clara County, since 1986, Police Activities League, 1986—1988, Northern California region American Red Cross, since 1995. Member governing committee Center Judicial Education & Research, 1986—1989. Member governing board National Conference of Christians and Jews, Santa Clara County, since 1988.
Board trustees Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, 1994—1997, Lucile Packard Foundation Children's Health, since 2001, Mills College, Oakland, California, 1996—2001.