Bachelor, Sarah Lawrence College, 1965. Master of Arts in Teaching, Harvard University, 1968. Master of Public Administration, Harvard University, 1982.
Development assistant, Boston Redevelopment Authority, 1966-1968; elementary teacher, Cambridge (Massachusetts) Public Schools, 1968-1974; director child devel center, Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc., Chelsea, Massachusetts, 1975-1978; deputy director, Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc., Chelsea, Massachusetts, 1978-1981; consultant, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1982; associate director Master of Public Administration program, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1983-1984; assistant director Office Municipal Investigation,, City of Chicago, 1985-1986; assistant commissioner Department Streets and Sanitation, City of Chicago, 1986-1988; general superintendent/administrator bureau of Streets, City of Chicago, 1988-1989; consultant, Oak Park, Illinois, since 1990. Vice chair Committee for an Alternative Public School, Cambridge, 1971-1973.
Board of directors, chair forums committee Women's Issues Network, Chicago, 1991-1996. Member Harvard University Alumni Association (board directors 1991-1993), Chicago Area Kennedy School Alumni Association (founder, chairman 1986-1991), Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Executive county (chair 1989-1990).