Graduated from Chicago Kent College of Law, JD and Certificate in Environmental Law; B.A in Political Science and Certificate of in African-American History at Princeton University. Judge at Cook County and State of Illinois. Three term Alderman, 2nd Ward, City of Evanston 2001 to 2011. Served as a Civil Service Commissioner as an appointee, Illinois. Former Teacher, Adjunct Professor, Public Housing Administrator and Community College Administrator.