Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, Columbia (Missouri) College, 1975. Bachelor in Spanish, California State University, Chico, 1978. Master of Science in Education, State University of New York, New Paltz, 1991.
Foreign language instructor SpeakEasy Center, Los Angeles, 1978-1981. Elementary school teacher Los Angeles Unified School District, 1981-1982. Health education coordinator La Union Hispanica, Central Islip, New York, 1982-1984.
Assistant library Rosendale (New York ) Library., 1987-1991. College instructor Ulster County Community College, Stone Ridge, New York, since 1991. Library. trustee Rosendale Library., since 1991.
Member National Organization of Women (Washington pro-choice marcher 1989, 92), League of Women Voters, Planned Parenthood, Rondout Literary Society.
Married David Allan Steres, June 26, 1956. Children: Raquel Benedict, Alexander Quiles.