Bachelor of Science, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1986. Master of Public Administration, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1988. Master of Arts, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1999.
Legislation aide, committee clerk Texas Senate, Austin, 1993-1995. Director agriculture and conservation policy Office of Governor George W. Bush, 1995-1997. Executive director, secretary Texas Water Foundation, 1998-2000.
Interim executive director Environmental Education Foundation Texas, 2000—2001. Adjunct faculty South Texas Community College, McAllen, Texas, 2001—2004.
Director Texas Women's Alliance, Austin, 1995-2001. Member advisory council Hidalgo County History Museum, Edinburg, Texas, 2000-2001. Director Friends of Wildlife Corridor, McAllen, 2001.
Member Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership.
Daughter of Bob S. and Sue Hess Sims. M. Peter Carmine Iannelli, September 6, 1997. 1 child, Sydney Iannelli.