Betsy began her career with the Field Museum in 1999 providing support for the education work of Chicago Wilderness, a partnership of over 200 organizations working together to promote biodiversity in the region. Currently the Museum’s Urban Conservation Educator, her projects include: providing teacher training, developing curriculum, and supporting participants in the ability to take action to preserve and conserve the biodiversity of the Calumet Region on the southeast side of Chicago. Betsy also provides support to the region wide Mighty Acorns Partnership, a group of organizations who work together to introduce thousands of 4th through 6th graders to nature and conservation stewardship in the Chicagoland area each year through activities based on education, restoration, and exploration.
Betsy is a graduate of the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment with a B.S. in Environmental Policy and Behavior. Betsy and her husband enjoy introducing their two young daughters to the wonders of nature.