Associate of Arts, Laney College, Oakland, California, 1983; Bachelor, San Francisco State University, 1985; Master of Arts, San Francisco State University, 1990.
Instructor Spanish, San Francisco State University, 1988-1990; instructor Spanish, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1992-1994; instructor Spanish, Mesa (Arizona) Community College, since 1993. Spanish tutor, director University Tutorial Center, San Francisco State University, 1987-1990. Researcher sociocultural anthropology Jungle of Chiapas, Mexico, 1988;researcher Spanish literature National Philippino Library., Manila, 1989.
Volunteer Spanish instructor High School for Adult Hispanics, Oakland, 1980-1981. Member Arizona Association Chicanos for Higher Education (treasurer since 1985, Outstanding Leadership award 1996), Hispanic Journalism School (Outstanding Leadership award 1996).
Married Luz María Figueroa, August 14, 1992. 1 child, Laura Janet.