Certified interpreting, U. Lisbon, 1962-1964; Bachelor, New York University, 1969; postgraduate, Cimade Institute, Paris, 1971-1973.
Freelance writer, since 1975. United States correspondent narcotics and substance abuse Interdépendances, Paris, since 1992.
Trustee Metropolitan Forum, Rochester, New York, 1993. Member women's council Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, since 1990. Founding member, treasurer Thousand Island Park Landmark Society, Thousand Island Park, New York, since 1983.
Participant education project Cimade/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Algeria, 1973. Advisor preservation board Thousand Island Park, New York, since 1994.
Married Joseph A. Turri, December 27, 1975. 1 child, Michael.