Southwest PA Coordinator
Beth became active in gun violence prevention advocacy work following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS Mass Shooting in Parkland, FL. Her children were 3 years and 3 months old as she listened to Edna Chavez, a 17yo survivor share, “I learned how to duck from bullets before I learned how to read.” Beth joined the Pennsylvania chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and later became the volunteer state co-lead for the Be SMART for Kids secure firearm storage public health education campaign. She is passionate about normalizing conversations around gun violence prevention to help create safer communities.
Beth now continues her work in the gun violence prevention movement focusing on building a powerful movement for a life free from gun violence in Southwest PA. She connects gun violence survivors and their communities to resources, helps them to use their collective voices to hold elected officials accountable, and pushes for life-saving laws. She believes that together, we have the power to prevent the next firearm death or life-long injury.
Beth lives in North Pittsburgh and is a graduate of La Roche University. She enjoys volunteering, creating art!, hiking, traveling and getting muddy with her kiddos!