Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, 1944; Master of Arts, San Francisco State University, 1971.
Artist, New England Roto Engraving Company, Holyoke, Massachusetts, 1944-1946; artist, Wyckoff Advertising Agency, San Francisco, 1947-1948; teacher, San Francisco Unified School District, 1963-1966; teacher, Laguna Salada School District, Pacifica, California, 1966-1983; artist, educator, Belmont, California, since 1983. Teacher private students Manor House, Belmont, Caif.
Board directors Belmont Arts Commission. Member American Association of University Women, Burlingame Art Society (president 1983-1984), Thirty and One Artists (president 1992-1993), Society Western Artists (signature member and juror, Second vice president and program chairman 1997-1998, president 1999-2001) California Watercolor Association, National League American Pen Women, Belmont Arts. Commission.
Married Jacob Pava, June 16, 1946. Children: David Lauren, Jonathan Michael, Daniel Seth, Nathaniel Alexander.