Bachelor in English Literature, University Malaysia, 1971.
Poet-in-residence Howard County Poetry & Literacy Society, Columbia, Maryland, 1993-1994. Artist-in-education Virginia commission Arts, Richmond, from 1990, The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, New York City, from 1999. Poet-in-residence Arlington-Fairfax (Virginia) Jewish Congregation, from 2000.
Poetry editor Potomac Review, Port Tobacco, Maryland, from 1995. Editor-in-chief The Word Works, Inc., Washington, from 1995. Panel judge Virginia Commission Arts, 1994-1998, Maryland Arts Council, Baltimore, 1986-1997, New Jersey Grants Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, 1997-1998.
Chair Coalition for Resettlement IndoChinese Refugees, Arlington, 1979-1980. President sisterhood Arlington-Fairfax Jewish Congregation, 1988-1989, president, 1990-1993, vice president, 1992-1996. Member Writer's Center.
Daughter of Sun Hong Tham and Tuck Khoon Oo. M. Joseph Ray Goldberg, May 20, 1945. Children: Ilana P., Shoshana M., Rebecca S.