Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Daemen College, 1967. Master of Science in Counseling, University Arizona, 1969. Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Bank Street College, 1994.
Rehabilitation counselor Fountain House, Inc., Rockland State Hospital, New York City, 1969-1972. Teacher of the deaf New York City Board of Education, Hearing Education Services, since 1974. Teacher Middle College High School, LaGuardia Community College, Queens, New York, since 1991.
Executive director New York Center for Law and the Deaf, New York City, since 1980. Consultant St. Joseph School for the Deaf, Bronx, New York, 1978-1982. Member national advisory committee The Captions Center, since 1987.
Supervisor hearing education service, District 75, since 1998.
Chairperson New York Deaf Women, 1981. Advisory board New York City Mayor' General’ s Office for Handicapped, since 1984. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Association of Female Executives, Lexington Mental Health Center for the Deaf (advisory board) American Women Economic Development, New York State Educators of Deaf, Council for Exceptional Children.
Married Serafettin Ugur. 1 child, Kemal.