Student, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland, 1979. Bachelor, George Washington University, 1981. Postgraduate, Brandeis University, 1982.
Postgraduate in law, University Maryland, 1986. Postgraduate, McGeorge School Law, Sacramento, since 1987.
Coordinator programs, lobbyist National Student Educational Fund, Washington, 1981-1982. Coordinator political programs National Women's Political Caucus, 1982-1983. Federal lobbyist Food Marketing Institute, 1983-1986.
Senior governmental affairs representative California Grocers Association, Sacramento, since 1986. Associate member National Conference on Weights and Measures, Washington, 1983-1986. Board directors Washington Area State Relations Group, Washington, 1984-1986.
Executive director Litter-Free Washington Committee, 1985. Chair District of Columbia Litter and Solid Waste Commission, 1986. Board directors Sacramento Family Services Agency.
Member Coalition of 100 Black Women (chair conference committee), Sacramento Black Women's Network, Capitol Women's Network, Women in Advocacy, Family Services Agency of Sacramento (board directors).
Married Kelvin E. Pye, April 7, 1983.