Bachelor, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, 1985. Juris Doctor, Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, New York, 1989. Master of Public Administration, Harvard University Kennedy School Government, Massachusetts.
Clerk Federal Court, 1990—1991. Prosecutor Colorado Attorney General' General’ s Office, 1991—1993. Attorney Colorado District Attorneys Council.
Private practice attorney. General counsel Massachusetts Office of Childcare Services, since 1997. Chief policy division Office of Massachusetts Attorney General.
Member 32nd Middlesex District Massachusetts House of Representatives, 2008—2011. Member Middlesex & Essex District Massachusetts State Senate, since 2011. Member Melrose School Committee, 2001—2007, chair, Massachusetts, 2001—2003.
Married Rodney Clark. Children: Addison, Jared, Nathaniel.