Beth Stonebraker received her B.S. from Brown University and her M.S. from U.C. Berkeley, both in Computer Science. She lived in California and worked in the computer industry for many years. Since moving to Boston in 2009, she has focused on urban education. She currently serves on the board of Beacon Academy, a 14-month gap year program between 8th and 9th grades designed to prepare low-income students for the rigor of independent high schools. She is also on the steering committee of the Hestia Fund, a women’s giving circle focused on improving the education of underserved children in the greater Boston area.