Bachelor of Science, Texas Women's University, Dallas, 1973. Master of Science in Nursing, University Texas, Houston, 1986.
Clinical cancer detection specialist clinical instructor, University Texas-M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.
Member American Nurses Association (council continuing education/staff development), Texas Nurses Association (vice president district 9, 1992-1994, 1993 delegate House of Delegates, steering committee Nursing Celebration 92, member Cultural Diversity Task Force 1994), Oncology Nursing Society (member staff education special interets group, member cultural diversity special interest group/nurse practitioner group, member, chairman Houston chapter 1990-1993, treasurer 1994-1995), Continuing Education League Houston (president 1991-1992), National Nursing Staff Development Organization, American Academy Nurse Practitioners.
Married J. Ashton Taylor IV, February 2, 1980.