Associate of Applied Science, Finch College, 1959. Postgraduate, Lester Polokav Studio, 1962. Postgraduate, Art Students League New York, 1967.
Bachelor of Science, Empire State College, 1974.
Theatrical costume designer, 1959-1966. Teacher visual arts Jewish Guild for the Blind, New York City, 1966-1967. Teacher art Community Education program New York City Board Education, 1967-1968.
Art consultant, 1969-1970. Teacher fine arts, summer session, 1970. Member faculty Brooklyn College, 1973-1975, 75, 76.
Independent studies instructor Empire State College, 1975. Member faculty Brooklyn Museum Art School, 1975-1977, College New Rochelle, 1979-1981, 81-82. Executive director, founding member Women's Center for Learning New York Feminist Art Institute, 1979-1980, also member faculty.
Guest lecturer in field. Member advisory board, “Artist in Residence” Gallery Gallery, since 2000.
Member of faculty Brooklyn College, 1973-1975, 75, 76. Member of faculty Brooklyn Museum Art School, 1975-1977, College New Rochelle, 1979-1981, 81-82. Member Women"s Caucus for Art (advisory board 1980-1983).
Children: Nana Olivas, Maximilian M.Olivas.