Student, Endicott College, 1950-1951; student, Jackson Von Ladau School Design, 1952-1954.
Secretary to advisory foreign students Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1954—1960. Founder and director Alternative House, Inc., Lowell, 1976-1984. Member staff Encode Technology, Inc., Nashua, New Hampshire, 1984-1987.
Staff assistant Harvard Smithsonian Center Astrophysical, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1987-1999. Private assistant Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 1999—2006.
Founder Alternative House, Lowell, 1978. Founding member Mass Coalition of Battered Women Service Groups, Boston, 1976, steering committee, 1976-1984, advisory board 1978-1980.
Married Robert G. Elwell, April 7, 1956 (divorced July 1977). Children: David Robert, Kenneth Dow.