Bachelor in Comparative Literature, Occidental College, 1985. Master of Arts in Professional Writing, University Southern California, 1991. Master of Arts in African American studies, Temple University, 1994.
Postgraduate, Temple University, 2005.
Teaching assistant African-American studies Temple University, Philadelphia, 1993—1994. Frederick Douglass teaching fellow West Chester University, 1998. Adjunct professor English Temple University, since 2004.
Adjunct professor English Camden County College, 1995—1996, Community College Philadelphia, 1995—1997, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, 1997. Hourly instructor West Los Angeles College, Culver City, California, 2000—2003, Los Angeles Trade-Technology College, 2000—2002. Part-time instructor Loyola Marymount University.A., 2000—2001.
Career day presenter, writing and libraries Bret Harte Preparatory Middle School, Los Angeles, 1992, 2002. Career day guest poet Westwood Elementary School, 2002. Member of E-drum, Creative Writers Opportunities List, International Black Writers and Artists.
Daughter of Lewis Oscar and Lessie Beatrice W., Marian Claudette W. (Stepmother).