Associate of Arts, Cowley Community College, Arkansas City, Kansas, 1986. Bachelor, Fort Hays State University, 1988. Master of Science, Fort Hays State University, 1989.
Communications associate water center University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1993-1996, graduate assistant women's studies, communications, 1996-1997. Visiting instructor Department Communications Studies, Doane College, Crete, Nebraska. Member Nebraska Press Women/National Press Women, 1988-1996.
Member Amnesty International Urgent Action Network, Nebraska CLU/American Civil Liberties Union. Board directors Ellis County Environmental Awareness Inc., 1989. President Bacchus, 1986.
Married Bryan Hurst.