Bachelor in Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1991. Bachelor in Political Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1991. Post graduate in Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1991—1992.
Post graduate in Public Administration, Wayne State University, 1994—1995.
Art director and feature writer Phase II, Detroit, 1983—1985. Feature writer Detroit Women's Voice, 1983—1985. Private duty art therapist, 1985—1990.
Midwest correspondent New Directions for Women, New Jersey, 1993, Off Our Backs, Washington, 2000—2001. Founder & contributing editor, international jour Quiet Mountain Essays, since 2003, creator prison poetry outreach project, since 2005. Clinic defender Michigan Abortion Rights Action League, Detroit, 1987—1989.
Organizing consultant Wayne State University chapter National Organization of Women, Detroit, 1990. Founding member National Information Network Environment, 1992.
Driver National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Operation Big Vote, Detroit, 1984. Social worker Franklin-Wright Homeless Shelter, 1992. Environmental health educator Detroit Public Schools Partnership to End Asthsma, 1997.
Producer and organizer Concert Mozambique Flood Relief, 2000. President Central Michigan Gay Liberation, Mount Pleasant, 1982—1983. Minority caucus leader Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome action planning committee Act-Up Detroit, 1983—1989.
Assistant director Democratic Party Election Headquarters, Ecorse, 1984. Poll watcher Democratic Party, South Dakota, 2002. Election observer Four Directions Project, 2008.
With presidential Election, Yankton Indian Reservation. Member of American Psychological Association (affiliate), Indigenous Women's Political Caucus, National Writers Union, International Women's Writing Guild (regional representative), Academy American Poets (associate), Mensa (editor South Dakota Mensodak).