Student, University Salzburg, Austria, 1973-1974; Bachelor with high distinction, U. Rhode Island, 1975; Master of Arts, Monterey Institute International Studies, 1978; post graduate cert in translation English-German, Monterey Institute International Studies, 1978.
Freelance German and French translation various government agencies, translation agencies, record company, private clients, Washington, Baltimore and Monterey, California, since 1976. In-house German and French medical translator Social Security Administration, Baltimore, 1984-1994. Official translator German, French, English & editor Embassy of Switzerland, Washington, since 1994, science and technical specialist, 1994—2003.
United States policy analyst, since 2003. Member Swiss delegation to the European Space Agency International Space Station Working Group, Washington, 1994-2003.
Member of National Capital Area Translators Association (speaker Translating for Foreign Governments seminar 2004), American Translators Association, Science Diplomats' Club of Washington, Phi Kappa Phi.