Bachelor in linguistics, Temple University, 1988. Master of Science in mathematics, University Nevada, Las Vegas, 1992. Master of Fine Arts in painting, Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia, 2005.
Yoga instructor, reiki master, owner Quiet Transformations Healing Center.
Member of Washington Project for the Arts Corcoran, College Art Association, Black Artists of District of Columbia, District of Columbia Arts Center, National Conference Artists, New Century Artists.
Children: Zarathustra Goertzel, Zebulon Goertzel, Scheherazade Goertzel.