AB, Guilford College, 1959. Juris Doctor, Howard University, 1979.
Staff/legislation director Montgomery County Del, General Assembly of Maryland, 1981-1987. Legislation counsel to Congresswoman Constance A. Morella, United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1987-1994, counsel subcommittee on postal service committee government reform, 1995—2000, deputy staff director and counsel subcommittee on District of Columbia government reform, 2000—2002, counsel subcommittee on civil service, since 2003.
Member staff Volunteers for Visually Handicapped, 1973-1979, board directors, 1979-1981. Board directors Manipal Education and Medical Foundation, 1970-1992. Member Phi Delta Phi.
Married John Fales Junior, 1978. Children: Deepika, Reetika, Ashish, Monika, Jyotika, Denise.