Bachelor in Geology, Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) College, 1949. Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, Oregon State University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Oceanography in Marine Geology, Oregon State University, 1981.
Teaching assistant geology Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1949-1952. Assistant editor, junior research chemist Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, 1952-1953. Assistant to the editor journalism on alcohol studies Yale University, New Haven, 1953-1955, editor, head publications division Peabody Museum, 1961-1966.
Resource aide social studies Corvallis (Oregon) High School, 1973-1975. Research assistant oceanography Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1969-1973, instructor English, 1975-1981, editor computer center, 1977-1979, research associate oceanography, since 1981. Chairman history of science section Oregon Academy of Sciences, 1980-1981.
Member United States history of geology committee NAS/National Research Council, 1983-1986.
Founder Friends of Corvallis Child Care Centers, 1971-1972. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science (council, coordinator oceanography program Pacific division since 1984), Geological Society of America (chairman, president history of geology division 1981-1982, best paper award nominee 1978, 79), Sigma Xi.
Married Charles Whitney Drake, June 15, 1952. Children: Judith Ellen, Robert Charles, Linda Annual.