After a successful career in youth and education-focused work (including building community college training programs that responded to needs in the labor market, offering career development coaching and building youth employment programs), Betsy has recently shifted her focus to the international arena.
She was a founding Board Member of iLeap for six years, hosting many fellows from around the world. She then joined Pangea and became the President for three years, organizing several site visits to Guatemala and Oaxaca. She continues to be involved in their grant-making process.
In the last year, Betsy has become increasingly involved in immigration issues locally supporting the sanctuary movement and accompanying and hosting individuals recently released from the Detention Center in Tacoma, WA. She also works closely with the Mount Baker Business Alliance to organize the under-served neighborhood around the Mt. Baker light rail station to steer the development to reflect their values of sustainability and equity.