Bachelor, Barnard College, 1952; Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1964.
Copy trainee, secretary, J. Walter Thompson & Company. New York City, 1952-1955;
secretary, BDO International (Barton, Durstine & Osborn) and Batten Company, New York City, 1956-1957;
public relations assistant, writer, Helena Rubenstein Inc., New York City, 1957-1959;
assistant, writer, Bob Taplinger Associations, New York City, 1959-1960;
administrative assistant, Protestant Council of City of New York, 1964-1967;
instructor, Norfolk (Virginia) State University, 1967-1974;
assistant professor, Norfolk (Virginia) State University, 1974-1988;
retired, Norfolk (Virginia) State University, 1988. Research guest lecturer U. Jordan, Amman, 1986-1987.
Numerous poetry readings.
Founding member Coptic Orthodox Church N. American, 1964. Secretary American Arab Anti-Discrimination Commission, Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1990. Member American Association of University Women (leader 1967-1970), Arab American Association Virginia (founding member 1973-1980), World Affairs Council (director 1970-1972), Poetry Society Virginia (first prize 1993), Academy American Poets, National Museum Women, Cape Cod Writers Center, Twelve O'Clock Scholars.
Married Saad Georgia El-Fayoumy, September 8, 1963 (deceased 1989).