Student, Douglass College, 1951-1954; Bachelor, Upsala College, 1955; postgraduate, China Institute, 1960; postgraduate, Art of Baking, 1962; postgraduate, Cordon Bleu School Cooking, 1974; postgraduate, New York University, 1976-1977.
Market representative, Allied Stores Corporation, New York City, 1956-1966;
director showroom, Philmaid Lingerie, New York City, 1966-1976;
editor food and equipment division, Weight Watchers Magazine, New York City, 1976-1985;
editor in chief, Weight Watchers Magazine, New York City, since 1985;
editorial director, Weight Watchers Public Group, since 1991;
vice president, Weight Watchers Public Group, since 1992. Founder, director North Shore Cooking School, Port Washington, 1970. Owner North Shore Caterers, Port Washington, 1970-1976.
Instructor Youth Employment Services, Great Neck, New York, 1973, community enrichment program, 1974-1975, Port Washington Adult Education, 1982-1984.
Nutrition consultant Port Washington community action council, 1977-1987. Member Roundtable Women in Food Service, Women in Communications, American Society Magazine Editors, American Institute Wine and Food, Les Amis du Vin, New York Horticultural Society, Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons, Oldways Preservation and Exchange Trust, Newswomen's Club, Knickerbocker Yacht Club, Chandon Club.
Married Martin Leslie Haiken, June 24, 1956. Children: Matthew Scott, Susan Beth.