Dorita studied at Swarthmore College. In 1965 became a Bachelor of Arts with honors.
In 1973 was a Master of Arts of the University of Chicago. She got a degree of Master of Arts.
Since 1975 she was a student of the University of Chicago. She was a Doctor of Philosophy.
From 1980 to 1981 Dorita studied at the University of California in Berkeley, California, United States.
Assistant professor anthropology University Houston Clear Lake, Clear Lake City, Texas, 1975-1976.
Visiting assistant professor University Wisconsin Parkside, Kenosha, 1976-1977.
Assistant professor Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1977-1982.
Academic advisor Embassy of Kuwait, Washington, 1986-1989.
Writer, editor National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1991-1994.
Public health analyst Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, 1994—2001.
Scientific review administrator National Institutes of Health, 2001-2007.
(Knowing People: A Mexican-American Community's Concept of...)
Volunteer Soldier's Home, Washington, 1982-1985
Coordinator, Washington Swarthmore Connection, 1991-1997