Associate of Arts, Pierce Community College, 1973; Bachelor, University of California, 1982; Master of Arts, University of California, 1985.
Page, administrative assistant, Columbia Broadcasting System television, Los Angeles, 1972-1977; writing coach, instructor, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1983-1988; English instructor, Santa Barbara City College, since 1995.
Member Mobile Home Rent Stabilization Board, Lompoc, California, since 1993. President Lompoc Valley National Organization of Women, 1991-1993.
Married Herbert David Friedman, December 22, 1973 (divorced March 1981). 1 child, Eric Brian; married Frank DeMay McConnell, October 5, 1985.