Student, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1974—1976. Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Texas Tech University, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, University Maryland, 1984.
Medical technician, medical technologist, Scott and White Clinic and Hospital, Temple, Texas, 1977-1978; graduate teaching assistant, U. Maryland., College Park, 1978-1979, 82-84; assistant professor seafood microbiology, U. Alaska-Fishery Industrial Technology Center, Kodiak, 1984-1987; research microbiologist, United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Svc., Beltsville, Maryland., 1987-1989; Adjunct Professor, University College, U. Maryland., College Park, 1987-1990; research microbiologist, Food and Drug Administration, Washington, 1989-1992; science policy analyst, Food and Drug Administration, Washington, since 1992.
Board directors Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center, 1986-1987. Active Girl Scouts United States of America, Boy Scouts American. Member American Society Microbiology (secretary Alaska branch 1985-1987, councillor 1986-1987), National Shellfisheries Association.
Children: Melissa Nhe, Monygeywa Duang John.