Student, College of Emporia, Kansas, 1949. Bachelor, University Kansas, 1951. Bachelor of Science, University Kansas, 1954.
Postgraduate, Columbia University, New York City, 1959.
Teacher District 17, Hicksville, New York, 1954-1986. Freelance artist, since 1974. Teacher Taproot Workshop Inc., Stony Brook, New York, since 1994.
Member decentralization panel New York State Council Arts, 1989-1991. Host radio shows Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, 1980-1994. Treasurer Long Island Poetry Collective, Huntington, New York, 1988-2001, co-chairman, 1991-2001.
Member Environmental Defense Fund, since 1985. Member American Association of University Women, Poetry Society American, National League American Pen Women, Guild Hall Suburban Art League, Art League of Long Island, Friends of Poets and Writers, New York State Retired Teachers Association (life), Long Island Women's Coalition Inc., Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy.
Married Nicolas N.K. Kittrie, April 20, 1951 (divorced 1957).