Bachelor, University Massachusetts, 1972. Master of Science, University Arizona, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, University New Mexico, 1986.
Insr. Albuquerque Technology Vocational Institute College of Arts and Science, since 1987. Technical consultant Monteverde Environmental, Albuquerque, since 1992. Consultant Albuquerque Technology Vocational Institute, Technologies Department, since 1992.
Board member Albuquerque Childrens Museum, since 1992. Member New Mexico Hazardous Waste Management Society, American Society for Microbiology, Nework for Women in Science and Engineering, Sigma Xi.
Married Richard Noel Shagam, June 30, 1974. Children: Leah, Joshua, Michael.