Doctor of Pedagogy, University Havana, Cuba, 1955. Master of Arts, University Miami, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Miami, 1973.
Language teacher, St. George's School, Havana, 1952-1959;
from part-time instructor to full professor Spanish, Barry U., Miami Shores, Florida, 1960-1975;
professor Spanish, Barry U., Miami Shores, Florida, since 1975;
department chairman for language, Barry U., Miami Shores, Florida, 1975-1976;
coordinator of Foreign Language, Barry U., Miami Shores, Florida, 1976-1989;
director Spanish immersion program, 1986-1988. Part-time professor Miami-Dade Community College, 1974-1975. Visiting professor U. Madrid, 1982;professor Forspro Program Studies Abroad, 1989, 90.
Consultant HEH, 1981-1983. Judge Asociación Críticos y Comentaristas del Arte, Miami, since 1985. Judge Silver Knight Awards, 1979-1983.
Oral examiner juror Dade County Public Schools, Miami, 1986-1987.
Board directors Visiting Nurse Association, 1978-1980. Member Modern Language Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, American Council Teaching Foreign Languages, American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese (president 1978-1984, vice president 1984-1987, president Southeastern Florida chapter), Florida Foreign Association, Círculo de Cultura Panamericano, Association International Hispanistas, Association Cubana de Mujeres Universitarias (president), Cuban Women Club, Phi Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta Pi, Sigma Delta Xi, Alpha Mu Gamma, Coral Gables Country Club.
Married Robert Henry Leeder, December 20, 1957 (deceased 1994). 1 child, Thomas Henry.