Bachelor with honors, University Texas, El Paso, 1961. Master of Arts, University Arizona, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Arizona, 1976.
Teaching fellow in English, Instituto Internacional, Madrid, 1963-1964;
instructor Spanish and French, University Texas, El Paso, 1963-1969;
doctoral candidate, graduate teaching associate, U. Arizona, 1970-1974;
assistant professor department foreign languages, U. Northern Colorado, 1974-1976;
assistant professor department Spanish and Portuguese, University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee, 1976-1983;
official interpreter, United States District Court Justices (western and southern districts) Texas, Corpus Christi, since 1983;
lead faculty member summer institute for court interpretation, U. Arizona, Tucson, since 1987;
adjunct faculty member department languages and linguistics, UTEP, since 1989. Development and presentation of materials for interpreter training and testingfor Comprehensive Language Superior vena cava syndrome Program, Texas Employment Commission, 1985-1986. Consultant in test development for certification exam project Administrative Office of Court Justices of New Jersey, 1987.
Consultant in test development for Federal Court Interpreter Certified Projects in Spanish, since 1985, Haitian Creole, since 1989, Navajo,1989-. Spanish-English accreditation examiner rater for American Translators Association, since 1984.
Friends of the museum El Paso Museum of Art. Monitor United Way of Greater Milwaukee, 1981-1982. Member Young Women’s Christian Association, El Paso, since 1991.
Member El Paso Commission for Women, since 1992. Speaker for career day El Paso High School, since 1994. Member American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese (conference speaker), American translators Association, National Association Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, California Court Interpreters Association, Arizona Court Interpreters Association, Washington Interpreters and Translators Society, Austin Area Translators.
Married Donald Mackenzie, May 25, 1980 (divorced August 27, 1987).