Bachelor, Rutgers University, Newark, 1950. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1972.
Instructor stained glass Columbia University, New York City, 1972—1974. Participant Fulbright Design Selection Committee, 1993, 96, 2000.
Member of American Glass Association, Union of America Hebrew Congregations, Stained Glass Association American, Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, Architecture.
Married George Hyams, October 20, 1951 (divorced 1971). Married Charles Shimel, 1977. Children: Irene Woodard, Andrew.