I have a Bachelor's degree in History, with honors, from Duke University and a Law Degree from Fordham University. I practiced law in New York, DC and in Fairfax County, VA. Later, I attended George Washington Univ. for its Master's program in Secondary Education when I decided to switch careers into education. I taught Social Studies (primarily World History) for 11 years, in Virginia, Delaware, and in Baltimore County high schools, and taught History at CCBC for 2 years. While in Virginia I was the department chair.