Student, Stephens College, 1940-1941; student, Art Students' League, New York City, 1941-1942; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Temple University and Tyler Art School, 1945; student, University Hawaii, 1969-1972.
Instructor, Philadelphia Museum Art, 1940-1945; instructor, Punahou School, Honolulu, 1948-1949; director art education, Hawaii Department Education, Honolulu, 1952-1960; head, creative art section, Honolulu Academy Arts, Honolulu, 1958-1963; community relations officer, Eastwest Center, U. Hawaii, Honolulu, 1967-1970; instructor in watercolors, Honolulu Academy Arts, since 1983. President National Society Arts and Letters, Downtown Gallery, Honolulu, 1969-1976, American Women's Club, Assuncion, Paraguay, 1981-1983. Trustee Tennant Foundation, Honolulu, since 1984.
Board of directors Hawaii Art Council, Honolulu, 1984-1990. Honorary Mexico Consul Hawaii, 1969-1977. Member Allentown Art Museum, Peabody Museum, Honolulu Academy Arts.
Member Hawaii Artist's League (president 1984-1987), Hawaii Water Color Society, American Association Museum, National Penn Women, International Council Museum, American Federation Women's Club, Philanthropic and Educational Organization, Oahu Country Club, Plaza Club, 21st Century Club (founder, chairman 1987), National Society Arts & Letters, American Association University Women, Water Color Art Society Houston, Museum of Fine Arts.
Married William Kenda, August 18, 1945. Children: Linda Jane, Carlos Paul, William Porfirio.