Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Illinois, l955; Macintosh Application Environment, University of Illinois, l975.
Teacher art Urbana Junior High School, Illinois, 1974-1989, Bronx School District, New York, 1990-1991, Astoria Junior High School, 1991—2002. Teacher tutorial Holy Name School, New York City, since 2004. Teacher adult education, 1975-1980, Urbana Park District, 1977-1988.
Artist Colwell Collection catalog, Champaign, Illinois, 1985. Juror Chicago Annual Metropolitan History Fair, 1985, Center Illinois Scholastics High School, Springfield, 1988-1989, others. Fulbright cultural exchange teacher, 1986.
Cachet artist 1st edition stamps, 2003.
Artist Peace Coalition Concerts, Champaign, l985-86, University of Illinois Sinfonia, Champaign, l986-88. Member Urbana Educators Association (Outstanding Educator award l986), Indiana Artists Illinois, University of Illinois Alumni Association, Kappa Delta, Phi Delta Kappa.
Married John Warren Ekstrom (divorced February l978). Children: John A., Kenneth M., Richard M., Timothy W., Christopher P.