Harriet has had her house in Warren since 2004. She has a B.A. from Elmira college, a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a M.A. in Art History from Hunter College. After working as a Legal Services attorney, Harriet practiced corporate law for 13 years before becoming mediator and being accepted to the Federal Court Panel, Eastern District. She has also worked as a volunteer in the docent programs at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as archiving at the Archives of American Art, part of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Joint Distribution Committee in New York City.