Bachelor in History magna cum laude, University Portland, 1993. Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia University, 1996.
Staff writer Wing Tips, Sacramento, 1991, Space Maker, North Highlands, California, 1992. Freelance writer, 1993-1995. Peace corporations volunteer Poland, 1993-1995.
Reporter Alexandria (Louisiana) Daily Town Talk, 1996-1997, Sacramento Bee/Neighbors, 1997-1998, Vacaville (California) Reporter, since 1998.
Member League of Women Voters, Society Professional Journalists.