Bachelor, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1944. Master of Science, University Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1975—1978.
Attendee Fernand Legal Atelier, Paris, Camden Institute, London, Synectics Seminars, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Instructor basic design Fairfield U. Instructor history of art Housatonic Community College, Norwalk Community College.
Instructor creativity Fairfield University, University Bridgeport, Brookfield Craft Center, American Management Association. Master arts teacher Connecticut Commision on Arts, 1993-1994. Art consultant Teachers Center, Fairfield.
Owner art gallery Optimums, Inc., Westport, Connecticut.
Board member Westport-Weston Arts Center, 1984-1987, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, 1979-1982, Cultural Survival, Cambridge, since 1998. Observer United Nations, New York City, since 1998. Member advisory board Helen Keller, New York City, since 1999.
Director Eyes on the Future, 1996. Organizer 1st Grandmother's Circle Gathering, Westport, Connecticut, 2002. Member Society of America Graphic Artists (award 1999), Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Society Layerists, Artists Equity, Women's Caucus for Arts.
Married Max Zalk Wilk, October 28,1948. Children: David, Richard, Frances Wilk Begaye.