Bachelor cum laude, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, 1994. Master of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College Art, Baltimore, 1996.
Art therapy facilitator Oakgrave Center, Fort Worth, 1990-1994. Instructor art Friends School, Baltimore, 1996-1997, The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, 1996-1997. Instructor comprehensive art Suitland High School, District Heights., Maryland, 1997-1999.
Instructor art Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, since 1995. Assistant director Community Arts Partnership, Maryland Institute College ARt, Baltimore, since 1998. Director Superkids Camp, The Parks and People Foundation, since 1997.
Community activist. Member Creative Alliance Fells Point.
Married Lloyd Thomas Pate, April 28, 1978 (divorced December 1987). Children: Chance Edmund, Lloyd Thomas II, Brandy Bianca.