Bachelor of Science, State University of New York, Albany, 1964.
Medical library, Winthrop laboratories, New York City, 1964-1965; laboratory technician, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1965, 66, 69; fish and wildlife technician, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Delmar, 1972-1973; laboratory technician, New York State Department Health, Albany, 1974-1975; research assistant, State University of New York, Albany, 1977-1978; research assistant, Albany Medical College, 1979-1982; sales representative, Krackeler Science Inc., Albany, since 1982.
Board directors Alumni Association University Albany, 1986-1994, 97—, president board directors, 1986-1994, co-chair capitol district chapter, 1994-1998.
Married John Bennett Shipherd, November 13, 1965. Children: Jon Peter, Jillian. Married James Peter Ferris, March 7, 1992.