Bachelor in Anthropology, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1991. Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics, Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1997.
Curatorial assistant Peabody Museum Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992—1995. Ceramic instructor University California, Berkeley, 1999, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, 1999—2001. Ceramic lecturer University Pennsylvania, since 2001.
Adjunct professor St. Joseph's University, since 2001. Ceramic lecturer Princeton University, New Jersey, since 2002. Ceramic instructor Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2003.
Visiting scholar Friends World College, Machakos, Kenya, 1989—1990. Presenter in field.
Founding member The Saturnalian Croquet League, since 1998. Member of National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts, American Council for Southern Asian Art, College Art Association.
Married Edward John Coffey III, September 21, 2002.