Bachelor honors, Manhattanville College, 1982. Master of Fine Arts in Writing, Sarah Lawrence College, 2002.
Founder, executive director Writing Explorations Workshops, since 1982. Founder, director Women's Center Poetry Workshop and Women in the Arts Day, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, 1996—1997. Founder, director Women's Realities, Inc.
Co-founder Hartford Women's Center, Inc. Founder, executive director The Community Center Project and Learning Annex. Co-founder The Buttonwood Tree.