Bachelor in English, Philosophy and Political Science with honors, Marquette University, Milwaukee.
Field director United States Student Association, 1989—1992. Deputy field director National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, 1992—1996. National field director Jobs with Justice, 1996—2003.
Founding executive director American Rights at Work, Washington, since 2003.
Active Human Rights Council, Family Equality Council, Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, Washington. Board directors Partnership for Working Families, Discount Foundation.
1 adopted child Coleman Charles.