Bachelor, University Texas, Arlington, 1976.
District director Texas Dept Agriculture, Austin, 1988—1991. District sales supervisor GTECH Corporation, 1992—1995, district sales manager, 1995—2003. English as Second Language instructor Adult Basic Education Department Dallas Indiana School District, since 2003.
Councilwoman, District 2 Dallas City Council, since 2005, chair transportation & environmental committee, Trinity River Corridor Project, member housing committee, quality of life & government services committee, deputy mayor pro tempore, since 2009. Vice chair United States Census Bureau’s 2010 Census Advisory Committee. Board directors Friends of Esperanza Hope Medrano Elementary School, Dallas.
Tutor Walnut Hill Elementary School, Dallas. Translation services to patients Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas.
Volunteer Dallas Summit Youth Volleyball. Past board directors Dallas County History Commission, Maple Avenue Economic Development Corporation. Member of Mexico-American Business & Professional Club (Young Career Woman award 1983).