Bachelor of Science, Florida State University, 1980; Juris Doctor, Florida State University, 1987; student, University of Oxford, England, 1981.
Member Florida House of Representatives, since 1992. Member general government appropriations committee, 1996-1997. Member rules, resolutions and ethics committee, 1996-1997, 97—.
Delaware Democratic National Convention, 1988. Member African-American Council Christian Clergy. Board directors Concerned African Women, Kids, Miami River of Life.
Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Bar Association (Women Lawyers' division), Dade County Black Lawyer's Association, Coalition 100 Black Women, Continental Societies, Chamber of Commerce (N. Dade and Miami-Dade), Kiwanis, King of Clubs Greater Miami Inc., Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Phi Alpha (Beta Lambda chapter), Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Delta Phi.