Master of Arts in Urban Planning, University California, 1974. Bachelor, University California, 1972.
Commissioner on city board Recreation and Parks Commission, Santa Monica, California, 1976—1980. Member United States National Baha'i Social and Economic Development Committee, 1984—1987. Corporation officer Baha'i Assembly, Santa Monica, California, since 1966.
Chair and member Association for Baha'i Studies-North American, 1985—1999, chair human relations council Santa Monica Bay chapter, 2005.
Married Amin Banani, February 11, 1951. Children: Susanne, Laila Taslimi.