Bachelor, California State University, Pomona, 1991. Master of Arts, California State University, Fullerton, 1997. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, 2003.
Secondary teacher Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore, since 2000. Adjunct professor Strayer University, Millersville, since 2005.
Music director Marley Park Church of the Nazarene, Glen Burnie, Maryland, since 2005. Member of American Society for Ethnohistory, American History Association.
Married David Novell Barnett, December 20, 2000. Children: Angel Phillip Sanchez, Angela Victoria Sanchez, Alexandra Querida Sanchez, David Matthew Sanchez.