Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1979. Master of Science in Cultural Education, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1990.
Teacher English Germantown District Schools, Germantown, Wisconsin, since 1980, chairman Department English, 2000—2005. English teacher and department chair at Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1981—1983. English teacher Norris Adolescent Center, Mukwonago, 1983—1988. English teacher, French department chair Carroll College, Waukesha, 1991.
Member American Association of University Women, National Education Association, Wisconsin Education Association, Germantown Education Association (negotiator 1985-1992, 99), National Abortion Rights League, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.
Married Bruce Alan Graham, October 27, 1990. Children: Greg, Scott.