Bachelor in English, Carleton College, 1985. Master of Arts in Anthropology, Columbia University, 1986.
Teacher New York City schools, 1986-1987. Reporter English edition The Korea Times, New York City, 1987-1988. Reporter, writer The New Pittsburgh Courier, April to September, 1988, city editor, writer, since 1988.
Member Squirrel Hill chapter National Organization of Women.
Married Luke Hanley, December 31, 1986.