Bachelor magna cum laude, Mount Holyoke College, 1970. Master of Arts, University Connecticut, 1972. Juris Doctor, University Connecticut, 1982.
Assistant reporter judicial decisions Office of the Reporter of Judicial Decisions, State Connecticut, Hartford, 1986—2002. Freelance writer, since 2002. Former faculty member child development and family relations, University Connecticut, Storrs.
Former staff member New Haven Legal Assistance. Freelance translator Spanish-English languages. Invited poet Second Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, Farmington, Connecticut, 1992.
Founder, facilitator The Poetry Exchange. Organizer, producer Sisters of the Americas, 1986. Advisory board member, tv presenter Adelante.
Former advisory board member The Pump House Gallery, City of Hartford Park and Recreation Department, 1994-1996. Board member Hartford Stage SueÑo Advisory Committee, Hartford, 1996, Catalyst Endowment of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, 1998-2003, Connecticut Center for the Book, Hartford Public Library., 1998-2003. Mentor for poetry winning students Sunken Garden Poetry Festival High School Competition, since 1995.
Mentor for student poets Young Writers' Institute, Hartford, since 1995. Master-teaching artist Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, since 1997.