I received my B.S. and M.S. Biology from Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas in 1977 & 1979 respectively and my Ph.D. in Microbiology, from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. I was a Faculty Member at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston from 1984-1994. I have been at Dulles High School as a Biology Teacher from 1994-Present.