Bachelor of science in nursing, University Delaware, 1979. MSN, University Pennsylvania, 1986.
Associate nurse, Children's Hospital Philadelphia, 1979-1980;
primary surgical nurse, Children's Hospital Philadelphia, 1980-1982;
clinical nurse specialist in pediatrics otorhinolaryngology, Children's Hospital Philadelphia, 1983-1986;
PNP in otorhinolaryngology, Children's Hospital Philadelphia, since 1986. Member National Certified Board of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Nurses, since 1991. Clinical preceptor School Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, since 1992.
Presenter Neonatal Nursing Conference, Boston, 1988, National Nurse Practitioner Debate, Baltimore, 1992, University of Pennsylvania, 1993, various professional association conferences.
Member National Association Pediatrics Nurse Associates and Practitioners, Society Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children (member committee on committees 1993-1995, member liaison committee 1993-1995, secretary 1999-2002), Society Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Nurses (co-chairperson education committee 1993-1995, vice president since 1999, president-elect 2001-2002, president since 2002), Pennsylvania Academy Otorhinolaryngology, Sigma Theta Tau.
Married Robert T. Calandra Junior. 1 child, Lindsey.