Beth was born and raised on the West Island and is a John Abbott College Alumni, having graduated from the Natural Science Program. She then completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Honours Biochemistry at McGill University. Beth moved to Toronto to pursue her doctoral degree in Reproductive Physiology at the University of Toronto. During the course of her research, Beth published several peer-reviewed research articles, presented her work at international conferences and was a teaching assistant. Beth successfully defended her Doctoral thesis on “Mitochondrial contributions to embryogenesis, oocyte developmental competence and physiological consequences of heteroplasmy”. Beth’s first teaching post was as an Assistant Professor at SUNY Canton Beth taught Introduction to Biology, College Biology, Human Anatomy I and II and Biology in Society. Beth moved back to Montreal to her current position at John Abbott in the Fall of 2008 and is very happy to be back home on the West Island.