Bachelor with honors, Mount Holyoke College, 1989. Postgraduate, Georgetown University, 1991. Postgraduate, University District of Columbia, 1996.
Postgraduate, United States Department of Agriculture, 1994.
Research assistant, junior analyst, Cygnus Corporation, Washington, 1991-1992;
lead editor, production coordinator, CSR, Inc., Washington, 1992-1994;
research assistant, CSR, Inc., Washington, 1994-1995. Internship with Doctor Harry Wachs in cognition/perception. Teacher assistant, counselor for Mount Holyoke College Summer Mathematics a National Science Found.Model Program for Young Women.
Co-reporter case studies of federal programs affecting youth including drug and substance abuse prevention.