Bachelor, Texas Woman's University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Woman's University, 2001. Master of Library Science, University Texas, 1976.
Postgraduate, University Texas, 1993. Certified, Hispanic Leadership Institute, 1988.
Stack maintenance supervisor El Paso Library. University Texas, 1974-1975. Public services library El Paso Community College, 1976-1977.
Ethnic studies library University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1977-1981. Branch head El Paso Public Library., 1981-1982. Deputy head Mexico-American Services, El Paso Public Library., 1982-1984.
Library Mexico-American Studies University Texas Library., Austin, 1984—1986. Library Phoenix Public Library., 1987-1989. Associate library, west campus Arizona State University, Phoenix, 1989-1990.
Proyecto Leer library Texas Woman's University, Denton, 1991-1992. Dean division learning resources Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas, 1992—1999. Director university library, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, Kingsville, since 1999.
Speaker and consultant in field.
Member American Library Association (commission on standing of women in profession, commission on professional education), Modern Language Association, Association for Library. and Information Science Education, Texas Library. Association, Ariz.State Library. Association (president services Spanish speaking Roundtable 1988-1990), Reforma (president El Paso chapter 1983, president Arizona chapter 1989-1990, national vice president 1993-1994, president 1994-1995), Unlimited Potential, Inc.
(treasurer 1988-1989), Hispanic Leadership Institute AQlumni Association F C.
Married Felipe de Ortego y Gasca, December 21, 1986.