BA: Bryn Mawr College and Hebrew University,(Russian Literature) Jerusalem Israel;

Edited and translated Russian scientific texts for Mifal Ltirgumay Hamadah, "Program for Scientific Translation" in Jerusalem, Israel. Lived in Jerusalem for three years and the Netherlands for one year.

MA: Columbia University (English and Comparative Literature) MSW, University of Connecticut; LCSW.

Yale Psychiatric Institute 1985-2002: Clinician/team leader of Adolescent Inpatient Programs , Assistant Director of Social Work, Coordinator of Inservice Training and Multifamily therapy, Instructor in Psychiatry Yale University School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry. Clinician in Private Practice.

Illustrated book of African Folk Tales by Frances Deng, Dinka Stories of the  Sudan, Africana Press, Holmes and Meier, London, New York