Bachelor in Biology, Barnard College, New York City, 1974. Master of Science in Biology, New York University, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, New York University, 1981.
Assistant professor biology Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, 1982—1984. Substitute assistant professor biology and natural science City University of New York, 1985—1990. Fellow in immunology Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute Cancer Research, 1990—1991.
Adjunct assistant professor biology Lehman College (City University of New York), Bronx, 1995—1996. Assistant professor biology St. Peter's College, Jersey City, 1996—2000, associate professor biology, since 2000. Summer researcher Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 1986, 90, 97, 98, 99.
Faculty advisor Rho Nu chapter Tri Beta Biological Honor Society, Jersey City, 1998—2006, supervisor community service activities, since 1998, co-organizer North-East District II Research Convention, 2004. Grant supervisor TriBeta Research Foundation, since 1998. St. Peter's College representative New Jersey Marine Science Consortium Board Directors.
St. Peter's College faculty liaison New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability. Co-faculty advisor Environmental Club St. Peter's College.
Initiator, organizer, St. Peter's College March of Dimes Healthy Baby Awareness Day. Executive board Personal 24 Parents Association, Bronx, 2002—2005. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, New Jersey Academy of Sciences, New York Society Experimental Microscopists, Society Development Biology, Sigma Xi.
Married Benjamin Stempel. 1 child Rachel.