Bachelor in Political science, Seton Hall University, New Jersey, 1992. Master of Arts in English Literature, Seton Hall University, New Jersey, 2005.
Editor Reed Reformed Publication, New Providence, New Jersey, 1992—1996. Representative, international liaison Little, Brown & Company, Boston, 1996—1999. Project editor The Coriolis Group, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1999—2001.
Owner The Word Nerd, Anthem, since 2001. Insurance agent United Services Automobile Association, Phoenix, since 2002. Adjunct professor. English Paradise Valley Community College, since 2005.
Elected committeewoman Republican Township Committee, Chatham Township, 1988—1992. District representative New Jersey Legislation Assembly, 1990—1992. Member of Modern Language Association, American Society Indexers (vice chairman 2002-2003, president 2004, Honoree Order of Kohlrabi 2004).
Married Jaime Antonio Palenque, October 31, 1992. Children: Sophia, Alexandra, Charlotte.