Bethany joined Clean Water Action as the Office Manager of the Northampton Field Canvass office in spring 2021. She began working as Massachusetts and Rhode Island Finance & Development Associate in December 2021, adding Connecticut in May of 2022 in her current position of New England Finance & Development Associate. Bethany came to Massachusetts to pursue graduate studies in Linguistics and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Masters in Linguistics in September 2021. Bethany earned a B.A. in Linguistics from Michigan State University in 2017 and then spent a year as a post-baccalaureate fellow at the University of Maryland.
Before coming to the East Coast, Bethany was born and raised in Michigan. This was where her passion for environmental stewardship and racial justice developed, primarily in response to the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Outside of work, Bethany spends time weightlifting, doing yoga, hiking, kayaking, bicycling, gardening, rock climbing, and taking advantage of any excuse to be outside! She loves to travel and try new things. She lives in Amherst, MA, with her wife and cat.