Bachelor cum laude, University St. Mary, Leavenworth, Kansas, 1944. Postgraduate, University Pittsburgh, 1945—1946. Postgraduate, New School for Social Research, 1949—1950.
Promotions assistant, Pittsburgh Press, 1945-1948; manuscript editor, John Wiley & Sons, New York City, 1948-1952; manuscript editor, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York City, 1952-1960; manuscript editor, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1960-1967; administrative editor, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Francisco, 1967-1972; editor department anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 1973-1988; retired, University of California, Berkeley, 1988.
Co-clerk Berkeley Society of Friends Meeting, 1988—1990. Member of American Association of University Women (vice president, program chairman Berkeley branch 1981-1983, legislation chairman 1988-1994), American Anthropological Association, Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin.
Married Ahmed Buzaljko, March 9, 1963 (divorced March 1980).