is a 1946 graduate of Boston University's Sargent College with a degree in physical education,
she then moved across the country to teach P.E. in Palos Verdes, California. After raising her own five children, Mazza worked for 15 years as an elementary teacher. Since retiring, she has traveled throughout most of the United States and Europe, had a stroke that affected her with aphasia, is a watercolorist, and is now learning digital photography. She is 80 years old.