Bachelor, California State University, Northridge, 1974; Master of Fine Arts, University of California, Irvine, 1976.
Curator, State of New Mexico, Santa Fe, 1968-1972;
lecturer, Los Angeles History Society, since 1978;
professor, Pasadena (California) City College, since 1981. Lecturer Non.-Governmental Organisation United Nations PLanning Committee, Nairobi, Kenya, and New York, since 1985. Curator, participant American Women in Art, United Nations World Conference, Nairobi, 1985.
Curator Museum Natural History, Los Angeles, 1978. Planning committee worldwide women's conference Global Focus, Beijing, 1995. Peer panelist Cultural Affairs Department City of Los Angeles, since 1995.
Lecturer Los Angeles BiCentennial and 1985 Olympic Committee, 1976-1984. Member Santa Monica Art Commission, since 1991. Member College Art Association, National Women's Caucus for Art (affirmative action officer 1980-1983, honorarium 1983), Hispanic Faculty Association (treasurer 1980-1990), Association Latin American Artists (president 1982-1990), Los Angeles La Raza Faculty Association (secretary 1979-1985, vice president 1988-1989).
Married Theodore Richard Mesquita, January 14, 1956 (divorced). Children: John, Richard, Larry, Thresa.