Student, American University Cairo, 1985. Bachelor with honors, Brown University, 1986. Master of Fine Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, 1990.
Teacher Sing-Sing, Bedford Hills correctional facilities through Mercy College, New York, 1989—1992. Literacy coordinator Housing Works, 1992—1993. Curator Opera Vindaloo at Dixon Place, New York City, 1994—1996.
Guest editor Movement Research Performance Journal, 1995. Director Opera Stand, Arthur Avenue Retail Market, Bronx, 1996—1997. Curator The Kitchen, New York City, 1998—2000, guest artist in schools, since 1988.
Vol tutor Arab-Am Family Services Center, Brooklyn, 2004.
Community organizer Belmont Small Business Association, Bronx, 2000. Member of Italian American Writers Association, Malia Collective of Italian American Women.