Bachelor cum laude, Newcomb College, New Orleans, 1964. Postgraduate, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1968. Teaching degree, Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York, 1971.
Coordinator, Paedeia Experimental School, Armonk, New York, 1971-1973;
administrator, coordinator, Lakewood Community School, Dallas, 1973-1974;
Professor of English, Postgraduate School Education, Toluca, Mexico, 1974-1975;
assistant planetarium director, and script writer, John Young Planetarium, Orlando, Florida, 1976-1977;
freelance medical journalist, Orlando Sentinel Star and magazines, 1978-1979;
senior editor, Louisville Today, 1980-1981;
contributing editor, Beaux Arts magazine, Louisville, 1981-1983;
research consultant, American College Emergency Physicians, 1985;
medical writing consultant, NKC Inc. and Louisville Hand Surgery, 1986-1992;
president, Writer's Inc., Louisville, 1980-1995. Vice president board directors Windsor Systems Inc., Louisville, 1980-1995. Chairman, Board Of Directors WM, Inc., since 1985, Bellarmine College.
President Earth Sciences/Writer's Inc., since 1996, contributor Louisville Encyclopedia. Panelist radio, television discussions, Internet conferences.
Member state committee Health Care Rationing, League of Women Voters, Kentucky, 1985, member health panels, 1992. Area coordinator Brown presidential campaign, 1992. Delegate 1st International Conference on Women's Health, Beijing, 1993.
Co-host Peace Conference, WELL, 1994. Website architect BRAD. Active various other civic organizations.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Public Health Association, Society for Technology Communicators (board directors local chapter, Distinguished Technology Communications award 1990), Society Professional Journalists, American Medical Writers Association, Physicians for National Health Program, Mensa.
Married Jorge Alfredo Tarafa, August, 1963 (divorced November 1971). 1. child, Jorge Daniel. Married Steven Anthony Friend Weller, March 13, 1988.
Children: William Seth, Laura Linellen.