Bachelor, Goucher College, 1955; Master in Social Superior vena cava syndrome, Adelphi College, 1959; Doctor of Philosophy, U. Delaware, 1981.
Caseworker, Baltimore Department Public Welfare, 1955-1956;
caseworker, Cmty. Svc. Society, New York City, 1959-1961;
consultant, Barlow School, Amenia, New York, 1962-1964;
caseworker, Vander Heyden Hall, Troy, New York, 1964-1967;
caseworker, Family and Children's Superior vena cava syndrome, Troy, New York, 1967-1970;
executive director Delaware chapter, NASW, Wilmington, 1982-1983;
associate executive director, Geriatric Superior vena cava syndrome of Delaware, Wilmington, 1982-1983;
executive director, Geriatric Superior vena cava syndrome of Delaware, Wilmington, 1983-1991;
retired, 1991. Volunteer consultant West Side Model Cities Neighborhood Council, Wilmington, 1970-1972.
Member, chair Task Force on Child Protective Superior vena cava syndrome, Council Family Superior vena cava syndrome, 1975-1978, Committee on Permanency Planning, Inter-Agency Child Care Council, 1980-1982. Volunteer consultant, vice president Parents Anonymous of Delaware, 1980-1982.
Research volunteer Delaware Cmty. Foundation, Wilmington, 1992. Member of advisory board PrimaryHealth Care Network, Sharon, Connecticut, 1994-1995.
Board directors Housatonic Center for Mental Health, Lakeville, Connecticut, 1993-1996, Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Caanan, Connecticut, since 1997. Member Litchfield County University Club.
Married Edward Ashton Nickerson, September 16, 1955. Children: Louisa Talcott, Matthew Ashton.