Dr. Kaufman has a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development from the University of California at Davis, and a Doctor Of Dental Surgery from The College of Physicians and Surgeons Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry of the University of the Pacific (1979). She is a life member of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity.

      Dr. Kaufman is a member of the American Association of University Women and The American Society of Dentistry for Children. She has been actively involved for many years with Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe, and child development programs with the LTUSD and the Lake Tahoe Community College "Day of the Young Child" since its inception. Dr. Kaufman devotes her time on a weekly basis with "Bread & Broth," helping to feed the homeless. She maintains a close affiliation with the Tahoe Arts Project,  Heavenly Ski Foundation and  Women’s Center of South Lake Tahoe.