Bachelor of Arts Journalism, San Diego State University, 1961.
Production assistant, KFMB-television, San Diego, 1961-1962; secretary, San Diego Zoo, 1962-1965; librarian, San Diego Zoo, 1966-1978; editor, San Diego Zoo, 1979-1990; freelance writer, since 1990. Consultant Quality Prodns., Inc., San Diego, 1985.
Member American Association Travel Editors, Society History of Natural History.
Married Albert Michael Shaw, July 19, 1973.