Bachelor, State University of New York, Albany, 1954; postgraduate, Temple University, summers 1955-1959; Master of Science, College St. Rose, Albany, 1984.
Teacher history, Wilson Junior H.S., Florence, South Carolina., 1954-1957;
music resource teacher, Refreshing Spring Day Care Center, Schenectady, 1976;
technical editor, General Electric Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Schenectady, 1976-1989;
technical editor, writer, Westinghouse Machinery Apparatus Operation, Schenectady, 1989-1996. Visiting lecturer Schenectady County Community College, 1981-1983, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, New York, 1974, 75, 92, 93, 95. Teacher, poet Rensslaerville (New York) Institute, 1987, 88, 89.
Entrepreneur Fran G's Candies. Member task force General Electric Program to Increase Minority engineering graduates, Schenectady, 1977-1986. 1stblack effective listening instructor General Electric Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Schenectady, 1988-1989, Westinghouse Machinery Apparatus Operation, Schenectady, 1992.
Effective listening trainer Grant Enterprises, Albany, New York, 1988.
Founder, director Minority Women's Breast Cancer Network, Albany, since 1992. Vice president Empire State Black Arts and Cultural Festival Committee, Albany, 1984-1986. Chairperson youth committee Black Family Conference, State Museum, Albany, 1985.
Member planning committee Critical Black Issues, New York State Museum, Albany, 1988. Board member Hamilton Hill Art Center, Schenectady, 1985-1986, Young Women’s Christian Association of Albany, 1986-1992, Young Women’s Christian Association of Schenectady, 1992-1995, Make a Joyful Noise, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1997, Loaves and Fishes, Raleigh, 1998. Volunteer Young Women’s Christian Association ofPhila., 1958-1960.
Founder, 1st chairperson Diversity in Schenectady, American Association of University Women Study Group, 1993-1995. Member of national nominating committee Young Women’s Christian Association/United States of America, Eastern states region, 1994-1996. Committee member Troy Conference Ethnic Minority Scholarship Committee, Latham, New York, 1990-1996.
Volunteer Reach to Recovery, Raleigh, since 1997, North Carolina Association for Education of Young Children, 1998. Board member Make a Joyful Noise, Raleigh, since 1997, Loares and Fishes, Raleigh, 1998, National Coalition Building Institute, Durham, North Carolina. Member American Association of University Women (life, chairperson international relations 1973-1974, scholar award 1981, 83, community action grant 1992, Education Foundation grant honoree 1995), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (life), National Organisation Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (copy editor newsletter 1995-1997), National Association Black Storytellers, International Listening Association (life.), National Council Negro Women (life), National Story Telling Association, North America Association Ventriloquists, Puppeteers of America, Fellowship of Christian Puppeteers.
Married Victor Rastafari Grant, July 2, 1960 (divorced). Children: Christine Sharon, Pamela Ellen.