Beth has more than 11 years of international research experience, spanning six continents and nearly 30 countries. In addition to serving the research needs of numerous foundations and nonprofits as a consultant, she previously was director of development research at Amherst College and managed prospect research efforts at Bennington College. Passionate about languages, she has studied French, Spanish, Italian, and Chinese (Mandarin dialect). Beth earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and has taken master’s degree courses in public policy and management through the Centre for Financial and Management Studies at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. She is the author of China: A Guide for Prospect Researchers.