Bachelor in Biology, Coe College, 1982; Master of Science in Biology, University of Southern California, 1984; postgraduate, U. Pittsburgh, 1984-1986.
Laboratory technician, Abbott laboratories, North Chicago, Illinois, 1979; teaching assistant department biological science, University of Southern California, Columbia, 1982-1984; graduate student researcher, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, U. Pittsburgh, 1984-1985; graduate teaching assistant department biological science, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, U. Pittsburgh, 1985-1986; technical analyst, Environmental Policy Staff Monsanto, St. Louis, 1986-1991; development editor, Mosby Year Book, St. Louis, since 1991. Research technician Jewish Hospital St. Louis, 1992-1993. Development scientist Abbott laboratories, since 1994.
Deacon 1st Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, 1988-1993, 1st Presbyterian Church, Waukegan, 1995-1996. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society for Technology Communication, Mensa, Sigma Xi, Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta.
Married Charles Evan Hughes, May 24, 1986. 1 child, Jerrold Christopher.