After three decades as a corporate executive, Beth entered graduate school and earned her Masters (2001) and Ph.D. (2004) degrees in Environmental Science from Rutgers University. She joined the Rutgers faculty in 2005 and is currently a member of the Department of Environmental Sciences. Having successfully led scientific and design teams working on wetland restorations in the Hackensack River watershed, her specific research focus is rehabilitation of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary, with emphasis on the region’s wetlands and urban coastal resiliency. A research priority is the re-introduction of native Eastern Oysters to this urban ecosystem. Beth is co-founder and Environmental Science Co-Director of the Rutgers Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability (CUES), a unique interdisciplinary collaboration with the Department of Landscape Architecture. She is a board member of the Closter Nature Center and Hackensack Riverkeeper and is a past Chair of the Closter, NJ, Environmental Commission. She serves on the Trail Conference Audit, Finance, and Strategic Planning committees.