For 12 years she taught
English as a Foreign/Second language in Germany, Iran and Seattle,
and developed adult vocational courses for refugees in Seattle.
She was founding co-director of the Seattle Asian Women's Refugee
Alliance (now Refugee Women's Alliance).
Upon moving to Bainbridge
Island in 1985, she started working with personal computers,
and by 1987 began providing software consulting, training and
support to local businesses, non-profits and individuals.
One of the original
instructors of the Bainbridge Island Community School, she continues
to offer computer courses through their program. She served
on the board of the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, is
a member of the Bainbridge Economic Council, and has been a
board member of Bainbridge Island Broadcasting since 1985.