Student, New York School Applied Design (now Pratt Institute), 1942. Student, Fashion Institute, New York City, 1943. Student, Garden City Community Club Art Studio, New York, 1961—2008.
Teacher art Community Club Garden and Hempstead, since 2004, Nassau University Medical Center, since 2000, Club of Hempstead and Garden City, since 2008.
Illustrator Wantagh Parent-Teachers Association, 1950-1965, Georgia O'Keefe lectures, paintings, 1980-1982, Mercy Hospital, Hempstead, New York, 1980-1982, 2003, Garden City-Hempstead Community Club, 1987, 89, since 2008. Founder, bd directors United Cerebral Palsy, Wantagh, 1955-1978, president 1959-1961, delegate to American Medical Association conventions, illustrator 1959. Board directors Nassau County Medical Society Auxiliary, 1955-2008, 2008, president 1961-1962, president-elect 1988-1989.
Board directors PRO Arté Symphony Orchestra, Hofstra University, New York, since 1955, Nassau County Medical Society Alliance (honorary life. member), since 1955, Mercy Hospital, 1996-1998, committee member, 1992-2005. Board directors Nassau County Medical Society, since 1976, president since 1976. Active Rosary Society St. Francis de Chantal, Salvation Army, Winthrop University Hospital, St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, since 1971.
Board directors Mercy Hospital, since 1996. Organizer benefits various local hospitals, charitable organizations, 1976—2008. Organizer benefit fashion shows, since 1955.
Volunteer tours of art studio, house and gardens Mercy Hospital, 1976, Salvation Army, 1981, Winthrop University Hospital, 1982, Garden City History Society, 1983-2008. Volunteer benefit garden parties Mercy Hospital, 1977, Nassau Hospital, 1985. Member International Society Artists (finalist Foothills Museum Colorado), South Shore Art League (board directors 1975-1985, publicity chairman 1982, 1st prize 1981), Artists Equity New York, Audubon Artists Association, Indiana's Art League, Art League Long Island, Long Island Artists Alliance, Freeport Arts Council, Garden City History Society (life), Long Island Arts Council, Nassau County Medical Society Alliance (honorary, life), Clubs: Garden City Community Club Suburban Art League (art instructor 2004-2005), Long Island Arts council of Freeport Village Art Club, Vaali-Visual Alliance of Long Island., Cherry Valley Golf Club.
Married Albert Vern Jessen, November 23, 1944. 1 child, Gregory Vern (deceased).