Bachelor, Texas Western College, 1958; Master of Arts, University Texas, El Paso, 1973.
Field representative, Social Security Administration, El Paso, 1961-1972;
lecturer, supervisor student teaching, University Texas, El Paso, 1973-1975;
program evaluator, Bilingual Consortium, Anthony, Texas, 1974-1976;
manager, marketing and promotions, KXCR, El Paso, 1983-1985;
owner, The Comm. Group, El Paso, 1986-1996;
president, owner, Technology & Comm. Gateway, Inc. (formerly The Comm.
Group), El Paso, since 1996.
Board directors Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, 1987-1988. Trustee Providence Memorial Hospital, El Paso, 1993-1995, Paso del Norte Health Foundation, El Paso, since 1995. Appointed to Texas Board Examiners of Psychologists, 1993-1994.
Elected representative El Paso Community College, since 1986. Advisory board Mothers Against Drunk Driving, since 1986. Fellow National Hispana Leadership Institute.
Member El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Chamber (board directors since 1994), El Paso 8(a) Association (board directors since 1994), Hispanic Leadership Institute.
Married Robert M. Mapula (divorced September 1991). Children: Melissa (deceased), Robert, Jaime.