Bachelor in History, Pomona College, 1964. Master of Arts, Stanford (California) University, 1966. Master of Library and Information Science, University California, Berkeley, 1986.
Social worker Mendocino County Welfare Department, Ukiah, California, 1966-1968, San Francisco Department Social Services, 1968-1970. Library Oakland (California) Public Library., 1986-1999.
Founder, coordinator Bay Area Campaign to Free Mordechai Vanunu, Oakland, 1987-1997.
Married Yani Herdes, March 27, 1978.