Bachelor in French Literature, University Illinois, Urbana, 1990. Juris Doctor, University Illinois, Urbana, 1993.
Assistant state attorney Cook County State's Attorney' General’ s Office, Chicago, 1993—1997. Labor and employment attorney Federal Bureau of Prisons, Washington, deputy associate general counsel Labor Law Branch, prevention of sexual harassment coordinator. Deputy executive director Office of Compliance, 2005—2006, acting executive director, 2006—2008, executive director, since 2008.