Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University, 1980. Juris Doctor, University Pennsylvania, 1983.
Press secretary to Republican Louis Stokes, United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1986-1987. Special assistant to Senator Frank Lautenberg, United States Senate, 1988-1990, 94. Deputy director New Jersey Division Civil Rights, Trenton, 1990-1991, New Jersey Division on Women, Trenton, 1993-1994.
Assistant counsel to governor State of New Jersey, 1991-1992. President Ponder Literature Properties, New Brunswick, New Jersey, since 1995. Mayor Township of Princeton, since 1995.
Member Mercer, Somerset and Middlesex Housing Advisory Board, 1995-1996, Political Congress Black Women, Trenton, 1995-1996. Fellow Leadership New Jersey, 1995, Morven Museum and Gardens, Board Member, United Front Against Riverblindness, Board Chair 2016-17
Married Rhinold Lamar Ponder, April 27, 1996.