Bachelor cum laude, Harvard University, 1941. Master of Arts, American University, 1969.
Casting aide, stage manager, The Theatre Guild, New York City, 1941-1942; sales pilot, Republic Aviation, Farmingdale, New York, 1945; analyst, writer, crash injury research, Cornell Medical Center, New York City, 1946-1947; technical and chief editor, Vitro Engineering, Washington, 1956-1959; researcher, writer, Center for Applied LInguistics, Washington, 1967-1969; instructor linguistics, Queens College, New York City, 1970-1972; instructor linguistics, Adelphi U., Garden City, New York, 1970-1972; executive secretary project 208, New York City Department Environmental Protection, 1976-1980; writer, New York Institute Technology, Old Westbury, 1981-1982; public participation specialist, Helen Neuhaus Associations, New York City, 1980-1983; principal, Kocher Associations, New York City, since 1982.
Chair building and grounds committee Alley Pond Environmental Center, 1993-1995. Member nominating committee Citywide Recycling Advisory Board, New York City, 1991-1993. Board directors Alley Pond Environmental Center, New York, since 1991.
Pilot, United States Air Force, 1943-1944. Member League of Women Voters (chair environmental committee New York City chapter 1982-1993, board directors Tri-State metropolitan region since 1986), Transportation Alternatives, Environmental Defense Fund, National.Resources Defense Council, National Wildlife Federation, Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club.
Married Eric Kocher, April 26, 1947. Children: Eric Glenn, Terry, Christopher, Debra Margaret Mildred.