Bachelor, Bryn Mawr College, 1980—1985. Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1993—1994. Master of Fine Arts, Columbia University, 1990—1992.
Teacher, english & creative writing Catonsville High School, Catonsville, Maryland, since 2002. Lecturer in english Morgan State University, Baltimore, 2002—2002, Towson University, Towson, 2001—2001. Instructor, ib english Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1998—2001.
Community relations manager Barnes & Noble, New York City, 1997—1998. Consultant curricular outreach University Maryland Center Visual Arts and Culture, since 2003. Poetry editor Link: A Critical Journal on the Arts, Baltimore, since 2002.
Host, readings for reading benefit series The Learning Bank, Baltimore, 2002. Member; contributor to pedagogical papers sessions Associated Writing Programs, since 2001.
Volunteer Committee to Re-elect the Mayor, Baltimore, 2003. Member of Associate Writing Programs.