Bachelor in Sociology/Criminology, Spelman College, 1980. Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration, Atlanta University, 1986.
Intern Governor's Intern Program, Atlanta, 1984-1985. Alcohol/drug counselor New Start Drug Program, 1985-1986. Legal assistant Hyatt Legal Services, 1986-1990.
Personnel consultant Charlie Brown's Legal Resources, 1987-1988. Night counselor Salvation Army Youth Lodge, 1990-1993. Correctional counselor Georgia Department of Corrections, Savannah, 1993—2001, Pennsylvania Department Corrections, Philadelphia, since 2002.
Volunteer Georgia Department of Corrections, Atlanta, since 1985.
Democratic pollster, Atlanta, 1993. Fellow National Association of Female Executives (certified), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Spelman College Alumnae. Member National Council Negro Women, National Register of Outstanding College Graduates, Sigma Gamma Rho.