Bachelor, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy, Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, 2001.
Postdoctoral fellow National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 2001—2003. Regulatory compliance officer Technology Resources International, 2003—2004. Editor American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, since 2004.
Member of National Association of Social Workers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association Women in Science (editor 2006-2007), District of Columbia Science Writers Association.
Married Rene Hayden, June 9, 2001. Children: Severin Alexander Hayden, Sukey Yvonne Hayden.