Doctor of Philosophy, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 2001.
Associate extension specialist Colorado State University, 1998—2001. Associate professor Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, since 2002. Chair Virginia Action Healthy Kids, 2002—2006.
Daughter of Jon Francis (Stepfather) and Virginia Burton Jedda. Married Theodore Eliot Tod, August 8, 2004. Children: Jon Henry Distler, Paul Wyatt Distler.