Bachelor in English, University Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas, 1972. Master of Arts in Spanish, University California-Irvine, 1976.
Bilingual editor Doubleday Multimedia, Santa Ana, California, 1975-1976, National Multilingual, Multicultural Materials Development Center, Pomona, 1976-1977. Teaching assistant in Spanish University California, Irvine, 1973-1976. Court interpreter United States District Court, Los Angeles, since 1980, Los Angeles Superior Court, Long Beach, since 1984.
Teacher, translator California State University, 1996. Spanish translator Transcultural Communications, Bloomfield, New Jersey, since 1993. Guest lecturer University of California at Los Angeles, University California-San Diego, California State University, Long Beach, 1994-1996.
Mentor legal interpreting University of California at Los Angeles Extension, 1996. Advisor translation program University California-Irvine Extension, 1997-1998. Consultant/interpreter testing Cooperative Personnel Services, Sacramento, since 1989.
Interpreter Olympic Organizing Committee, Los Angeles, 1984. Member American Literature Translators Association, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Center West, American Translators Association (editorial committee Beacons 1997), California Court Interpreters Association (Los Angeles chapter vice chair 1989), National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, Hispanics for Los Angeles Opera (advisory board 1995-1999).
Married Guillermo Patricio McEwan-Alvarado, December 21, 1956. Children: William, Carlos.