Bachelor, University of California, Berkeley, 1988; Master of Public Administration, California State University, San Francisco, 1993.
Writer, researcher, Central America Research Institute, Berkeley, 1984-1986; programs coordinator, United Pilipinos of Alameda, California, 1987-1988; special programs manager, World Affairs Council, San Francisco, 1989-1990; legal researcher, Law Offices of Iris F Mitgang, Walnut Creek, California, since 1990. Delegate, California state steering committee representative National Women's Political Caucus, Contra Costa County, California, since 1975. Member steering committee Alameda County Training & Employment Board, Hayward, 1987-1988.
Member Center for Ethics and Social Policy, Berkeley, since 1987. Member, project analyst International Development Exch., San Francisco, 1990. Fellow Order Golden Bear Leadership Society (life). F C.