Bachelor of Science, U. Washington, 1987; Master of Public Administration, Princeton University, 1989; postgraduate, University of California, Berkeley, since 1989.
Reader University Washington, Seattle, 1986-1987. Minority affairs advisor Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1988-1989. Instructor University California, Davis, 1991-1992, Berkeley, 1989-1993.
Lecturer University Washington, Seattle, 1990—2005, director American ethnic studies internships, 1993—1996, since 1997, senior lecturer, since 2005. Consultant Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, since 1993, Asian American Commission, Seattle, 1995-1996, Washington State History Sites, Seattle, 1991-1992, National Committee on United States China Relations, New York City, 1988. Speaker in field.
Advisor, assistant treasurer Campaign Connections, Seattle, 1989. Consultant, panelist Asian Pacific American Leadership Conference, Seattle, since 1995. Trustee Northwest Asian American Theater, Seattle, 1986-1987.
Delegate Washington Democratic Committee, Seattle, 1984. Member American Studies Association, National Association Asian American Studies (co-chair conference Seattle 1997), Organization Chinese Americans (board directors since 1998, vice president 1999, 2003).
Married Brett Edward Eckelberg, August 31, 1991. Children: Han, Wen.