Bachelor, Cornell Univercity, 1981; Juris Doctor cum laude, Georgetown University, 1989.
Special assistant to Honorary Lowell P. Weicker, Junior, Hartford (Connecticut) District Office, 1981-1983; professional staff member on PO and Civil Svc., Subcommittee on Human Resources Commission, Washington, 1983-1984; deputy staff director subcommittee on Postal Personnel/Modernization, United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1985; legislation analyst commission on education and labor, United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1985-1986; special assistant to Honorary Mervyn M. Dymally, United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1986; staff director subcommittee on Census, Statistics, and Postal Personnel, United States House of Representatives, Washington, since 1987; chief of staff, Congressman Tom Sawyer, since 1993. Speaker The Senior Seminar, Foreign Svc. Institute, unites states department of State, 1991, Coalition of Minority Policy Professionals, 1990, General Accounting Office Management Seminar, 1990, Center for Applied Research and Urban Policy, University District of Columbia, 1989, Conference on Applied Demography, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1988.
National coordinator Faye Williams for Congress Campaign, 1986. Member National Women's Political Caucus, Women's Legal Defense Fund, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Cornell Club of Washington.
1 child, Joelle Elissa.