BETH BAKER ’02
Director Health Access & Wellness Services, Boston Public Health Commission
Most influential course or teacher at BC?
Theology Professor Pheme Perkins pushed students to think critically. I still have all of the papers that I wrote for her class.
What skill/knowledge did you gain as a BC undergraduate that you still use today?
How to communicate effectively. No matter what your job, you have to be able to communicate clearly and concisely to be successful.
How did your undergraduate experience prepare you for life and career?
The spirit of giving back and the importance of community and friends are the fabric of BC.
What affiliation, interest, or hobby outside your job is important to you?
I volunteer at Healthworks Community Fitness, a gym for low-income women and girls living in Dorchester.
Advice to new students?
Classes and good grades are important, but extracurricular activities round you out and help you learn and develop passions and interests.