Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Muhlenberg College, 1979; Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University of Illinois, 1984.
Senior research chemist, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, 1984-1988; research specialist, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, 1988-1992. Panelist Mathematics Science Network Greater St. Louis, 1987-1992. Speaker on science-related topics.
Volunteer St. Louis Science Center, 1986-1989. Member Phi Beta Kappa. F C.
Married Michael John Gaillard, January 18, 1989.