Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Virginia Polytech. Institute & State University, Virginia, 1972. Master of Science in Biochemistry, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, 1975.
Science information specialist Inform., Inc., Rockville, Maryland, 1972. Assistant research scientist Union Carbide Corporation, Tarrytown, New York, 1975. Associate research scientist American Hospital Supply Corporation, Gibbstown, New Jersey, 1976-1978, research scientist Miami, Florida, 1978-1985.
Research and Development scientist Baxter healthcare corporation, 1985-1995, senior research scientist, 1993-1995. Principal scientist Sigma Diagnostics, St. Louis, 1995—2002. Senior scientist Biotechnology Research and Development, Sigma-Aldrich, 2002—2004.
Principal scientist Instrumentation Laboratory, Orangeburg, New York, since 2004.
Member Mortar Board, Phi Sigma, Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Lambda Upsilon.
Married James Lee Hawkins, March 7, 1981 (divorced August 1993).