Clark County Assembly
District No. 9
Special Education Teacher

Born:   November 27, 1954; Lucca, Italy.
  St. John Bosco, Chicago, Illinois; St. Anne’s and Barrington Consolidated High School, Barrington, Illinois; Avila College, Kansas City, Missouri, B.A., Special Education; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), M.A., Education.
  Gary Gray.
Hobbies/Special Interests:
  Travel, reading, skiing.
Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1991-99--five regular sessions.

Affiliations:  American Association of University Women; Clark County Classroom Teachers Association; Nevada State Education Association; National Education Association; Nevada Parent Teachers Association; Nevada Association for the Handicapped; Vegas Valley Business and Professional Women; Nevada State Democratic Central Committee; Clark County Democratic Central Committee; Clark County Democratic Women’s Club; Citizens Alert; Hispanics in Politics; Nevada Economic Development Commission; Aid for AIDS of Nevada; Southern Nevada Association for the Mentally Ill; Seniors United; Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada; Las Vegas Downtown Central Development Committee; Sierra Club; National Council of Senior Citizens; Latin Chamber of Commerce.

Personal and Professional Achievements:  Commission to Study Fiscal Affairs of the State; Member, Commission to Study Excellence in Education; Legislator of the Year, Nevada State AFL-CIO, 1991; Southern Nevada Distinguished Women’s Award, 1991; Mike O’Callaghan Teamwork Award, 1992; Legislator of the Year Award, Police Protective Association; "Good Gal" Award, Southern Nevada Women’s Political Caucus; Women of Achievement Nominee, Chamber of Commerce, 1993; UNLV Women’s Center Recognition of Accomplished Women, 1992; Award for Excellence in Special Education, Parents Advisory Committee; Outstanding Southern Nevada Legislator Award, Chiropractic Association, 1991; Special Appreciation Award, Mobile Home Owners League of Silver State, 1991; Member, Commission on Aging; 1998 Clark County School District Civic Hero Award.