Bachelor of Science in Biology, Yale University, 1988.
Director Association California Water Agencies. Staff member subcommittee on oceanography, Gulf of Mexico and Outer Continental Shelf United States House Committee on Merchant Marine & Fisheries, 1993—1994. From professional staff for the subcommittee on energy and environment, staff director for subcommittee on technical to deputy chief of staff for science committee United States House Committee on Science, 1995—2001.
Chief of staff Office Science & Technology Policy (OSTP), Executive Office of the President, Washington, 2001—2002, associate director, deputy director for technical, 2002—2009. Senior director for technical & telecommunications National Economic Council, 2002—2009. United States Ambassador World Radiocommunications Conference, Geneva, 2007.