Student, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1976—1980.
Teacher's aide Glendale Elementary, Eunice, Louisiana, 1980—1982. Member staff Fred's Department Store, 1983—1985, John's IGA Grocery Store, Eunice, 1985—1988.
Volunteer Southern Poverty Law Center's Civil Rights Memorial Visitors Center Wall of Tolerance. Active Creole Heritage Foundation, Northwestern State University, since 2005. Volunteer St. Matilda Cth.
Church, Eunice, since 1991. Member of Alpha Mu Gamma.