Primary education degree, Escuela Normal Superior, Santiago, 1954. Profesora de Estado, Technology University Chile, 1957. Master of Education (Fulbright fellow 1959-1960), Kent State University, Ohio, 1960.
Master of Arts, Western Reserve University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University, 1969.
Teacher Technology University Chile, 1948-1963. Instructor Kent State University, 1963-1965. Member faculty State University of New York College at Buffalo, since 1965, professor Spanish, since 1971.
Director State University of New York summer program U Salamanca, Spain, 1982, 84, 86, 88. Instructor Peace Corps training program University Notre Dame, summers 1963, 64. Director junior semester abroad program University Costa Rica, 1970.
Honorary consul of Chile in Buffalo, 1966-1972.
Member Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese, Comparative Education Society, Latin American Studies Association, Sigma Delta Pi.
Married Alberto J. Salas, November 27, 1952. Children: Alberto J., Arturo C.