Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1978. Master of Arts in Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy in Latin American Studies, University Texas, 1989.
Curator native American collection, Clarke Memorial Museum, Eureka, California, 1984-1987;
instructor department art, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, 1987;
lecturer in art history, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1988-1989;
assistant professor of art history, California State University, Northridge, 1989;
curator pre-Columbian art, Los Angeles County Museum Art, since 1989. Consultant curator The Mexico Museum, San Francisco, since 1989. Editor Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute, San Francisco, since 1983.
Research associate department anthropology California Academy Sciences, San Francisco, since 1984.
Project coordinator National Public Radio, Washington, 1990. Board directors Ethnic Arts Council, Los Angeles, since 1989, Humboldt County American Diabetes Association, Eureka, 1986-1987. Active National Diabetes Consumer Advisory Board.
Member Native American Art Studies Association, Society for American Archaeology.
Married Michael Kevin Fields, June 28, 1980 (divorced 1990).