Bachelor, University California, Santa Cruz, 1985. Master of Arts, Annenberg School Communications University Pennsylvania, 1995.
Media associate & field organizer Children's Defense Fund, 1986—1993. Research assistant Dean Kathleen Hall Jamieson, 1993—1995. Associate Advocacy Institute, 1995—1996.
Washington director Annenberg Public Policy Center University Pennsylvania, 1996—1998. Public affairs officer Voice of America, 1999—2001. Senior director communications National Immigration Forum, 2001—2009.
Press secretary for Republican Luis Gutierrez United States House of Representatives, Washington, since 2010. Board chairman Washington Child Development Council, since 1998.