Parker has worked in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago, New York, and now Mill Valley, CA. She is a graduate of Brown University, having earned a BA with honors, and she completed one year of graduate study at Yale University School of Art in the MFA Graphic Design program. She currently lives in Mill Valley with her family and paints out of her studio in the historic Industrial Center Building in Sausalito. Her work is in numerous public and private collections.