Bachelor, Hollins College, 1973. Master of Arts, George Washington University, 1982.
Survey worker Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission, Richmond, 1973. Staff assistant United States House Representatives, Washington, 1974-1976. Research specialist National Endowment of the Humanities, 1976.
Historian Historic American Engineering Record, 1977-1983. Program analyst New York State Council Arts, New York City, 1984-1985. Community planner New York City Department Housing Preservation & Development, 1985-1987.
Associate city planner New York City Department City Planning, 1987-1993. Executive director Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation, 1994-1995. Economic development urban planning consultant Building History Associate, Brooklyn, since 1993.
Consultant New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, since 2000. Board Economic Development Assistance Consortium. Project advisor Brooklyn History Society, since 1995.
Member New Day Films.
Member American Planning Association, National Trust Historic Preservation, Women Make Movies, Association Independent Video and Filmmakers, Architects, Designers, Planners for Social Responsibility.
Married James David Sweeny, January 11, 1992. 1 child, Anna Reese.