Bachelor in English Literature, Marquette University, 1985. Master of Arts in Politics, Flinders University South Australia, Adelaide, 1989.
Telemktg. manager New York University, 1986-1987. Assistant director communications New York State Senate, Albany, 1990-1995. Director communications County of Albany, 1995-1999, director economic development, 1999—2002.
Director communications public affairs Family Planning Advocates of New York State, Albany, since 2002.
Member steering committee Ferraro for United States Senate, 1992. Board directors eba Dance Theatre, since 1996, Children's Corner Day Care Center, 2000^. Secretary Parent-Teachers Association, 2003^.
Member Women's Press Club New York State (president 1995, board directors 1993^), United Women's Council (board directors since 1997).