Doctor of Philosophy, Georgetown University, Washington District of Columbia, 2008.
Visiting spanish instructor St. Mary's College Maryland, St. Mary, 1992—1993. Professor translation courses American University, Washington, 1994—1999. Spanish instructor United States Department of Agriculture, 1993—2001, T. University, Washington, 1995—2001, Harvard University, Cambridge, 2001—2002, Washington, 2002—2007, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, since 2002.
French & spanish professor Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Maryland, since 2007.
Member of Mujeres Escritoras.
Married Ghassem Alie, October 30, 1995. Children: Karl Alie, Michael Alie.