Beth Ruedi joined AAAS as Project Director of Science in the Classroom (SitC) after six years of working for the Genetics Society of America. She received her Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007, where her research focused on the genetic basis of complex behavioral traits. After holding dual positions as postdoc and faculty lecturer at North Carolina State University, she moved to Washington, D.C., to serve as the Director of Education and Professional Development at the Genetics Society of America (GSA), providing strategic leadership for GSA’s growing portfolio in education and training as its first dedicated education staff member. Beth helped cultivate an educational mission for GSA, resulting in a complex portfolio of over 20 activities, initiatives, partnerships, and awards. After leading the project for two years, Beth became the full-time Director of Operations for SEA Change, a AAAS initiative toward institutional transformation by identifying the systems, policies, processes, programs, and practices that perpetuate exclusion and create barriers to diversity and inclusion in STEM.