Bachelor in Anthropology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1995. Certified in teaching, San Diego State University, 1987. Master of Arts, Smith College, 1996.
Literature teacher Santa Monica (California) High School, since 1988. Education columnist Los Angeles Times, 1990-1994. Freelance writer, since 1994.
English teacher Northampton Summer School-Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, summer 1994, 96.
Volunteer The Center women's services organization, Los Angeles. Member American Association of University Women, Northampton History Society, Friends of Smith College Library.