Patricia grew up in Iowa and Pennsylvania and has lived in 12 states. She has been a librarian at Valley City State University and now at NDSCS as its library director at the Mildred Johnson Library. She earned a B.A. in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a M.A. in English from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA), and a M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL).
Patricia taught both urban and rural Elementary, Middle, and High School Special Education and English classes in Texas and Florida in addition to working as a librarian for the past 10 years in New York City, Florida, and for the most time, in North Dakota.
She loves to travel, read, hike/bike, attend concerts, and do floral paint-by-numbers!