Bachelor in English with distinction, George Mason University, 1989. Master of Science in Biology, George Mason University, 1994.
Part-time faculty biology, George Mason U., Fairfax, 1992-1994; technical writer, National Technology Transfer Center, Alexandria, Virginia, 1994-1998; managing editor Patient Newsletter, Ret Persons Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Alexandria, since 1998.
Den mother Boy Scouts American, 1988-1989. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Smithsonian Institute.
Married Edwin Christian Zimmermann III, December 1, 1978. Children: Cat Soren, Varin Claire.