Bachelor in Political Science with distinction, Pennsylvania State University, 1981; Juris Doctor, U. Oregon, 1984.
Association, Lukins & Annis, Spokane, Washington, 1984-1987; Association, Bullivant, Houser, Bailey, Pendergrass & Hoffman, Portland, Oregon, since 1987.
Member Inland Empire Girl Scout Council, 1984-1987. Member Washington Women Lawyers (board directors 1986-1987, president Spokane chapter 1986-1987) Multnomah County Bar Association (chairman commission on status of women since 1989), Oregon Women Lawyers (board directors since 1989), Institute for Managerial and Professional Women, American Inns of Court, Junior League, Soroptomists International, Phi Alpha Delta (board directors).
Married Robert G. Carson, Aug.19, 1983.