Professor of psychology at Palo Alto University and research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is best known for her public allegations against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh which she made in September of 2018. The following month resulted in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing as well as extensive press coverage.
After attending an all girls prep school in Bethesda, Maryland, she went on to earn her degree in experimental psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then earned her masters in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. She began teaching at Stanford University in 1998.
She is well known for her activism work and has participated in the Women's March protesting sitting President Donald Trump as well as the March for Science in San Francisco to protest Trump's administration cuts to research.
She married her husband Russel Ford in 2002 and together they have two sons.