Bachelor, Princeton University, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 2001.
Adjunct assistan professor, medieval renaissance center New York University, New York City, 2000—2002. Lecturer Columbia University, 2002. Assistant professor French City University of New York, Staten Island, 2003.
Visiting scholar New York University, 2004—2006. Director dance choreography Robinson Club, Frankfurt, Germany, 1991—1992.
Volunteer firefighter Point O' Woods (New York ) Fire Company, since 1999. Member of Princeton Ivy Club.
Married Bryan Ross Lawrence, January 27, 1996. Children: Emma Byrns children: Bryan Maxwell.