During the Fifties, while teaching at Upland High School, she completed a Master of Art in Art Education. Jean Goodwin Ames was her adviser. In the late Fifties and early Sixties she worked with Susan Lautman Hertel, Martha Underwood, and Dennis O’Conor at the Millard Sheets mural studios in Claremont, CA. She earned her Master of Fine Arts, Painting and Ceramics, in 1968 at Claremont Graduate University under the direction of Phil Dike, Doug McClellan, and Paul Soldner. In 1963 she started as adjunct faculty at the Chaffey College Ceramics Department. She also taught Painting and Basic Design, became a professor, and took turns at being Art Department Chair through 2000.
At about the time that she retired from Chaffey College the idea of “Learning” as a student focused way of gaining knowledge and experiences was the intent of our new administrators. The staff had been doing this all along in the Art classes where students are guided toward exploring and to defining their individual and group ways of learning.
Chaffey College had granted her two Sabbatical Leaves for which she prepared one person shows at the Wignall Gallery, Ginger Eaton, Director. Many of the works from those events, including works after retirement, were shown at the Valley College San Bernardino Gresham Gallery in 2014, another one-person show. She has work in Paris France, New York City, Los Angeles, Portland Oregon and in many local collections.