She moved to Ni in 1985 and then to Shannon in 1990.
She has three degrees and studied in Sussex, Antwerp and NUIGalway. Her latest master is in Rural Development in 2006.
She first was nominated to an SPC in 2006 by the Environmental Pillar and served since having been elected to represent the environment by the PPN. The SPC were involved transport, planning and land use and now housing.