Beth joins the Poorvu Center as Assistant Director of Faculty Teaching Initiatives after serving as the Assistant Director for Women’s Health Research at Yale. Previously, she served as the STEM Education Program Director for the Poorvu Center, where she trained faculty and future faculty in the latest and most effective methods of evidence-based instruction. She began her work at the center as a McDougal Teaching Fellow and a Coordinator of the teaching fellows. She received her A.B. summa cum laude with honors in biology from the College of the Holy Cross. After graduation, she worked as a researcher at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston before completing her Ph.D. in cell biology at Yale, studying cell adhesion in the Calderwood lab. Outside of work, Beth has served as a mentor for Women in Science at Yale and the Global STEM Alliance’s 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures Program. She has also volunteered with the New Haven Family Science Nights Program and New Haven Science Fair Program. She is a fellow and undergraduate advisor in Silliman College at Yale, and teaches a summer course for local high school students entitled “DNA: From 3D to 23andMe” for the Yale Pathways to Science Program.