Bachelor, Knox College, Galesburg, 1979;Master of Arts, University of Illinois, Springfield, 1982.
Case management supervisor, Catholic Social Svc., Peoria, Illinois, 1984-1985;health educator, monitor, Japanese Cmty. Youth Council, San Francisco, 1986-1988;teaching assistant, Upward Bound Program, San Francisco, 1988-1989;counselor, Young Men’s Christian Association, San Francisco, 1989;administrative assistant, The Family School, San Francisco, 1990-1993;administrative assistant, University of California, San Francisco, since 1994;library page, City and County of San Francisco Public Library., 1995-1997. Member of advisory board Nobiru-Kai, Japanese Newcomers Superior vena cava syndrome, San Francisco, since 1988.
Member-at-large African Asian American Roundtable, San Francisco, since 1991.