Bachelor in Mathematics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1974. Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, California School Professional Psychology, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, California School Professional Psychology, 1979.
Lecturer University of California at Los Angeles, 1980—1986. Associate professor Los Angeles City College, 1981—1988. Professor East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, 1988—2001.
Member Monterey Park City Council, 1988—2001, mayor, 1990—1991, 1995—1995. Member District 49 California State Assembly, 2001—2006. Member, District 4 California State Board Equalization, 2007—2009, chair, 2008, vice chair, 2009.
Member United States Congress from 32nd California District, since 2009, United States House Education & Labor Committee, since 2009.
Board directors Garvey School District, 1985—1988. Chair Commission for Sex Equity, Los Angeles Unified School District, 1984—1985. Member of Soroptimists.
Married Michael Eng, August 8, 1978.