Associate of Arts, Los Angeles Pierce College, 1977. Bachelor, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1984. Postgraduate, University of California at Los Angeles, 1990.
Certified legal assistant, University of California at Los Angeles, 1991. Graduate studies in special education, California State University, Northridge, 2000.
Teacher division adult and career education Los Angeles Unified School District, since 1986. Teacher adult education and English as Second Language North Hollywood Adult School, California, 1987—1994, department chair, 1990—1991. Pre-employment trainer Refugee Employment Training Project, 1995—1999.
Teacher English as Second Language Metropolitan Skills Center, Los Angeles, 1995—2000. Teacher English as Second Language, special education Gardena Adult School Coastal Asian Pacific Branch, California, 1999—2001. Teacher literature Central Adult School, 2001.
Member advisory committee Jewish Programs for Disabled, since 2001.
Founder Families for Quality Care, San Fernando Valley, California, 1983-1986. Member committee Los Angeles Public Library. Central Library., international languages department Languages Expertese and Resources Network, 1991.
Volunteer paralegal Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, 1992-1994. Organizer adult-student community group Thanksgiving dinner for new immigrants St. Patrick's Church, North Hollywood, 1987-1990. Member Daily News Educational Advisory Board, 1999-2001.
Literacy teacher Ctr.Adult School, 2001. Advisory committee, educational advisory board Daily News, 1999-2002. Member Los Angeles Film Teachers Association, United Teachers of Los Angeles, Rare Fruit Growers Association, American Mah Jang Group.