Bachelor of Fine Arts with high honors, California College Arts and Crafts, 1981. Master of Fine Arts, University Washington, 1985.
Artist-in-residence Idaho Council on the Arts, Lewiston School District, 1992, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, York School District, Pennsylvania, 1985.
Married Kent Samsel, July 27, 1985 (divorced May 1990). Married Gregory Dorsey Abram, February 27, 1993.