Beth currently works for Alberta Health Services in Knowledge Translation and Evaluation, with a background in public policy.
Originally from Chicago, Beth attended McGill University where she completed her Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance) and later a Master's in Public Administration from Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. Her areas of work have included: the administration and research of cancer screening and municipal grant funding, public finance, public engagement, evaluation and policy writing. Beth's passion for working in the public sector comes from a love of understanding the big picture through the details and desiring to serve her community through enabling evidence-based decision making.
One of Beth's favourite plays, A Doll's House written by written by Henrik Ibsen, was introduced to her in a high school English class.
A fun fact about Beth's heritage is that her great-great grandfather, John Gabel I, invented the first jukebox with a song selector mechanism and audio disc recordings rather than music-cylinders. The "Automatic Entertainer" boasted 24 records and was put into production in 1908.