Bachelor in Business, Woodbury College, 1942. Bachelor in International Relations, University California, Berkeley, 1946.
Secretary, administrative clerk, Union Oil Corporation, Los Angeles, 1942-1944; administrative secretary, United States Foreign Svc., Vienna, Austria, 1947-1949; in-house editor, Shell Oil Corporation, Long Beach, California, 1950-1951; assistant information officer United States Information Agency, American Embassy, Ankara, Turkey, 1951-1953; information officer, American Embassy, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Federal Republic Germany, 1953-1958; director public relations, Brooklyn Public Library., 1958-1960; editor, writer, United Nations correspondent, United States Information Agency, New York City, 1962-1983; freelance writer, since 1983. Writer in field; convenor migration committee International Council of Women, Paris, 1989-1990.
Board dirs National Council Women of United States of America. Member Overseas Press Club American, National Press Club, American Society Journalists and Authors, Council Writers Organizations, Travel Journalists Guild, Women in Communications.
Married John G.W. Finke, November 15, 1958.