Bachelor in English Literature, University Virginia, 1985. Master of Arts in English, George Mason University, 1989.
Editorial assistant, Water Pollution Control Federation, Alexandria, Virginia, 1985-1987; freelance writer, editor, Arlington, Virginia, 1987-1990; staff writer, George Mason U., Fairfax, Virginia, 1988-1990; staff writer, Optical Society American, Washington, 1990-1991; news editor, Optical Society American, Washington, 1991-1993; managing editor, Optical Society American, Washington, 1993-1996; freelance writer, editor, Arlington, since 1996.
Member American Society Laser Medicine and Surgery, National Association Science Writers, National Press Club, American Indiana Writers, District of Columbia Science Writers Association, Sigma Tau Delta (founding member University Virginia chapter).
Married Paul L. Roney Junior, May 25, 1991.