Passle graduated from Mercyhurst College (1976) with a BA in Art. She received an MA from Edinboro University in 1988 and an MFA in Weaving and Textiles from Edinboro in 1994. She has exhibited in countless exhibitions all over the country. Her work has also been exhibited in many international exhibitions and is part of several permanent collections. She has shared her expertise by teaching at the Neighborhood Art House, the YWCA, she has been an adjunct at Mercyhurst College and Gannon University and was the Artist in Residence at the Cathedral Center, Erie, PA. She received the Mid Atlantic Artist Residency through the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation at the Keystone Blind Association, Sharon, PA in May-August 2003-2004. In 2005 she received a Kellogg’s Foundation Artist Residency in Battle Creek, MI. She received three Pennsylvania Partner in the Arts Grant for the Neighborhood Art House in Erie, PA 2005, 2006 and 2008. She was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award in the Art from Edinboro University in 2005. She received The Bruce Morton Wright Artist of the Year Award from Erie arts and Culture in 2021. Her work has been published many times.