Bachelor magna cum laude, Brown University, 1968. Master of Arts, Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 1969. Master of Business Administration, Boston University, 1990.
Assistant to director, Pathfinder Fund, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1970-1971; assistant to dir tech.adaptation project, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1971-1973; executive assistant to vice president administration, Boston University, 1977-1985; director administration, program development, Boston University, 1985-1988; executive director Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1988-1998; acting executive director David Rockefeller Center for L.Am. Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1995-1996; executive director, Bostonian Society, Boston, since 1998. Consultant State Legislation Leaders Foundation, Boston, 1984-1987.
Panelist National Endowment for Humanities, 1987. Board directors Integrated Foster Care, Cambridge, 1985-1989. Trustee Winsor School, 1989-1991, International Honors Program, since 1995.
Board directors World Affairs Council, Boston, 1991-1994. Member Executive Committee BostonCom. Foreign Affairs. Member American Political Science Association, Women in International Security, Phi Beta Kappa.
Daughter of Kendall and Margaret (Drew) E. (divorced 1980); children: Josephine, Hannah. Married Peter Alexander Altman, 1992.