Registered Nurse diploma, Shadyside Hospital School Nursing, Pittsburgh, 1971. Bachelor of Science, American University, 1976.
Head nurse cardio-vascular intensive care Cleveland Clinic Hospital, 1971—1973. Special duty nurse Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, 1973—1975. Team coordinator Visiting Nurses' Association Northern Virginia, Arlington, 1975—1976.
Territory manager Hollister Inc., Chicago, 1976—1979. Senior account representative 3M Company, St. Paul, since 1979, sales trainerc, since 1984. President Skyline Dance Studio Inc., Falls Church, Virginia.
Instructor Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland, 1977—1980. Delaware Arlington County Civic Federation, Virginia, 1978—1981. Vice president Fairlington Citizens Association, Arlington, 1978—1980, president, 1980—1981.
Delegate Virginia Republican Convention, 1981. Precinct chairman, member Arlington County Republican Committee, Virginia, 1982—1983. Member Presidential Inaugural Committee, 1984, 88.
Member media relations White House, Washington, 1989—1990. Delegate Virginia Republican Convention, 1981, 83.
Member of National Association of Female Executives, American University Alumni Association, American Cancer Society, Smithsonian, Friends of First Ladies, Federal City Republican Women's Club (Washington).