Honors & Awards

  • Public Relations Society of America, Health Academy and Non-Profit/Government Sections, member, 2016-present

  • Leader of Sacramento Area Rainbow Families, a community organization that provides support, social activities, advocacy opportunities for LGBTQ parents and their families, 2015-current

  • Major donor and active volunteer for the Family Equality Council, a national advocacy organization for LGBTQ parents and their families, 2010-present

  • Greater Twin Cities United Way health funding program, expert reviewer, 2015

  • Enroll America’s national conference presenter, Washington, DC, 2015

  • Helped pass historic state and federal legislation in health care, women’s issues, nutrition, senior issues, and for the LGBTQ community, 2007-2014

  • American Heart Association, National Rome Betts Award for Excellence in Advocacy winner, 2008

  • Advocacy Institute, Leadership Fellows program participant, 2006

  • University of Minnesota’s “GLBT Breaking the Silence Award” winner, 2006

  • Humphrey Students for Equality founder, 2005

  • WIN Young Woman of Achievement Award nominee, 2004

 
Bethany and her partner were invited to share their story on KALW’s StoryCorps.  Listen to it here!

Bethany and her partner were invited to share their story on KALW’s StoryCorps. Listen to it here!

Since 2015, Bethany has been a leader for the  Sacramento Area Rainbow Families .

Since 2015, Bethany has been a leader for the Sacramento Area Rainbow Families.

Education

Master of Public Policy
University of Minnesota
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
University of Iowa
Minors in Women’s Studies and English