Bachelor in Journalism, Southern University, Baton Rouge, 1977. Master of Arts in Telecommunications, Texas Southern University, 1986. Postgraduate, Louisiana State University, 1980.
Reporter Opelousas Daily World, Louisiana, 1977—1982. Copywriter M. David Lowe Personnel Services, Houston, 1982—1983. Administrative assistant Network Design Services, since 1983.
Writer-photographer, since 1980.
Publicity chairman United Way of Greater Opelousas, 1977—1982. Member Houston Visitors Council, 1985—1986. Member of American Association of University Women, National Association of Female Executives, Houston Area Urban League, Romeos (advisor 1985-1986), Sigma Gamma Rho 1985-1986, Sigma Delta Chi.
Married Arthur Pickens Pickens, August 9, 1980.