Bachelor of Science in Mathematics cum laude, University Massachusetts, 1972. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1978. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1993.
Research assistant, Appalachian Research and Defense Fund, Inc., Charleston, West Virginia, 1973-1975; engineer, West Virginia Air Pollution Control Commission, Charleston, 1978-1983; policy analyst, Jellinek, Schwartz, Connolly and Freshman, Inc., Washington, 1983-1985; division director, Public Health Foundation, Washington, 1985-1989; policy analyst, United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Toxic Substances, Washington, 1989-1993; regulatory liaison manager, American Automobile Manufacturers Association, Washington, since 1993. Member Montgomery County Solid Waste Advisory Committee.
Board of directors West Virginia chapter National Abortion Rights Action League, Charleston,1982-1983. Member American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Society Automotive Engineers, Air Pollution Control Association, Metropolitan Washington Environmental Professionals (board directors, vice president 1987-1988).