Bachelor, Western College, 1969. Master of Arts in Teaching, Simmons College, 1971. Master of Arts in History of Decorative Arts, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Institution, New York City, 1999.
Editor Mademoiselle magazine, New York City, 1972-1979. Director development American Academy in Rome, 1987-1989. Curator Philadelphia Antiques Show, 1997-1998.
Research assistant Metropolitan Museum Art, New York, since 1999. Curator Halsey House, Southampton, New York, since 1999. Lecturer American Folk Art Institute, New York City.
(For lovers of Americana, for lovers of hearts and things ...)
Co-chair Fall Antiques Show, New York City, 1979-1993. Trustee Museum American Folk Art, New York City, 1980-1995. Member auxiliary board Lenox Hill Hospital.
Member College Art Association, Decorative Arts Society, Cosmopolitan Club, Victorian Society, Lenox Hill Hospital Auxiliary, Southampton Colonial Society (trustee since 1996).
Married Robert Todd Schaffner, June 11, 1972. 1 child, Hilary Van Allen.