Beth has supported sustainability and local engagement through both environmental justice advocacy and philanthropy for over a decade. For eight years prior to Hester Street, Beth contributed to grantmaking and strategy at the Surdna Foundation, which partners with organizations to foster sustainable communities and social justice in the U.S. As a program officer, Beth bolstered collaboration across the foundation’s three program areas – sustainable infrastructure, local economies, and culture – and worked with its board to launch an impact investing initiative. She also developed strategies on energy advocacy and regional food systems with grantee partners. Prior to her work at Surdna, Beth was a policy fellow at WE ACT for Environmental Justice, addressing access to healthy food in Northern Manhattan. Beth holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.S. in environmental justice from the University of Michigan. She is a proud graduate of the Rochester City School District in western New York.