Bachelor in Community Service, Mary Rogers College, 1970. Master of Arts in Latin America Studies, American University, 1971.
Teacher primary school, Colegio Maryknoll, Siuna, Nicaragua, 1963-1966; teacher 4th grade, Monte Marie, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1966-1968; community organizer, Huehuetenango, Guatemala, 1966-1968; community organizer, Catholic Parish, Panama City, Panama, 1969; inter-cultural coordinator, Health Education & Welfare, Washington, 1972; project coordinator, Inter-American Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, 1973-1977; campus minister, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1983-1988; director, Carolina Interfaith T.F. and C., Raleigh, since 1982; regional coordinator, Witness for Peace Southeast, Raleigh, since 1983.
Married Robert Joseph Phares, August 22, 1972. Children: Rebecca Maria, Lisa Anne.