Master's degree from University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Served three years active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard (Public Affairs Office, Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, D.C.)
Career in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State (served in the embassies of Tripoli, Libya; Bogota, Colombia; San Jose, Costa Rica; Cairo, Egypt; and State Department headquarters.
Escaped terrorist attack on the American Embassy in Tripoli, Libya on December 2, 1979.
On Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked America, which included their plans to fly a plane into the U.S. Capitol Building.
Founding Sponsor of Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA.
Sponsor of U.S. Diplomacy Center at Department of State, Washington, D.C.
Founder, Statue of Liberty Museum (Legacy Circle), Ellis Island, New York (November 2016).