Bachelor, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, 1986. Master of Arts in Government & Foreign Affairs, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1989.
Policy analyst, African Affairs The Heritage Foundation, 1991—1994, Jay Kingham fellow, international regulatory affairs, 1994—1996. Legislation director to representative Edward R. Royce, 1996—1997. Staff director, Africa Subcommittee United States House International Relations Committee, 1997—2004, staff director, international terrorism and nonproliferation subcommittee, 2005—2007.
Professional staff member, terrorism, nonproliferation & trade subcommittee United States House Republican, since 2007.