Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada, 1976. Master of Science in Mathematics, University Toronto, Canada, 1977. Master's and Engineer's Degree in Electrical Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, 1982.
Engineers degree, University of California, Los Angeles
She began her career as an engineer at Hughes Aircraft. She later moved on to Grumman and Litton Industries. She then spent a large part of her career at Raytheon.
There she held the positions of Laboratory Manager for Electromagnetic Systems.
Director of JSF Antenna Technologies. Director of JSF Integrated Radar/Electronic Warfare Sensors.
Senior Director of Joint Strike Fighter. Senior Director of Unmanned Combat Vehicles.
Vice President of Unmanned and Reconnaissance Systems.
Vice President and Technical Director of Space and Airborne Systems. Corporate Vice President of Technology and Research. And finally Vice President of Technology Strategy for Raytheon Company’s Space and Airborne Systems.
President Obama nominated her to be Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology and after Senate confirmation, she assumed office on June 4, 2011.
Member San Jose State University Advisory Council, since 1990. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Institute Aeronautics and Astronautics, Air Force Association.