Betty first joined MVP in 2019 as a volunteer donor organizer after happening upon a house party in her building. Struggling with Trump-era re-entry after twelve years in the Middle East, MVP’s strategic wedding of practical strategies for winning elections and grassroots social change powered by people of color and youth gave her a roadmap and community for political re-engagement.
As a major donor advisor, Betty draws upon a 20+ year career in development, policy advocacy, and education, during which she has directed international advocacy for an Israeli activist NGO focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; built the organizational capacity of seminal Boston-based organizations addressing domestic violence and disparities in health care access; and co-directed a career development program for homeless women.
Betty holds an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, an MAT from Boston University, and mediation certification from the Community Dispute Resolution Center. She is an active member of her local immigrant rights action group and a trustee of the Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, whose school partnership program brings art education to 2,000+ students in the Boston Public Schools each year. Betty comes from a movie-loving family and finds pleasure in eating her way through biking/hiking trips to unknown places, Chicago architecture, international vegan cooking, cool jazz, and getting to know new people.