Bachelor with distinction, University of Virginia, 1977; Master in Urban and Environmental Planning, University of Virginia, 1979.
Senior research assistant, National League of Cities, Washington, 1979-1980;
research associate, project director, National Association Counties, Washington, 1980-1984;
assistant to county executive, Albemarle County, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1984-1986;
senior research associate, project director, National Association Counties, Washington, since 1986. Executive secretary National Association County Aging Programs, Washington, since 1986. Co-staff director Local Collaboration for Children and Youth.
Committee co-chair Generations United, Washington, 1988-1990. Intergovernmental liaison National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, 1989-1991. Chair Aging Needs Assessment Committee, Charlottesville, 1985-1986.
Volunteer teacher St. Louis Catholic School, Alexandria, Virginia, 1980-1983, St. Rita's Catholic School, Alexandria, 1987-1989. Volunteer Junior Friends of Campaign Center, Alexandria. Coordinator Sister Cities Exchange Program, Charlottesville, 1985.
Member Women's Transportation Seminar, Smithsonian Associates, Generations United.
Married James Scott Markwood, August 4, 1984. Children: Christopher Scott, Anne Meredith.