Bachelor with honors, University of Michigan, 1972; Master of Arts in Art History, New York University, 1975; diploma in Conservation, New York University, 1977.
Graduate fellow New York University, 1977-1978. Paper conservator Detroit Institute Arts, 1978-1980. Senior paper conservator Harry Ranson Humanities Research Center, University Texas, Austin, 1980-1982.
Paper conservator General Library., University California, Berkeley, since 1983. Consultant Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, since 1986, John F Kennedy University Center for Museum Studies, San Francisco, 1987-1988, State Archives, Sacramento, 1992. Secretary Bay Area Art Conservation Guild, San Francisco, 1982-1985.
Daughter of William Page Harris and Gertrude (Howard) Owens. Divorced 1980.