Bachelor in English and Philosophy, University Texas, El Paso, 1996. Master of Arts in Literature, University Texas El Paso, 2006.
Writing tutor/instructor University Texas, El Paso, 1992-1995. Adult basic education instructor Ysleta Public Schools, 1997-1999. Educational consultant Scholastic Inc., 1999-2000, Zaner-Bloser Public, Seattle, 2000—2002.
Instructor El Paso Community College, since 2005.