Bachelor of Arts, University Utah, 1947. Master of Arts Columbia University, 1951.
Teacher and guidance counselor Jordan High School, Sandy, Utah, 1947-1950. Security.Placement bureau of Columbia University Teacher"s College, New York City, 1950-1951. Free-lance designer of needlecrafts, 1970.
Teacher of needlecraft, 1965.
Teacher 18th Century painted finishes Isabel O"Neil Foundation for Art of Painted Finish, New York City, 1975-1977. Consultant in crafts, 1965.
Vice president SilvermineGuild of Artists, 1965-1968, hospitality chairman, 1958-1965.
Member of Federated Garden Connecticut Inc. (assistant civic development chairman 1991-1993), Kappa Delta Pi, New Canaan Sewing Group (executive board 1977-1981), Embroider's Guild America, New Canaan Garden 1972-1977, (vice president 1987-1989, president 1989-1991), Needle and Bobbin Club (vice president 1977-1982, president 1982-1989, board directors 1989-1991), Pi Lambda Theta, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married John Whittaker Christensen, February 2, 1952. Children: Carlyn M. Christensen Szalanski, John Chipman, Craig Whittaker.