Beth Tipton is originally from Kentucky, United States. She holds an M.A. in teaching, a B.A. in English and Spanish Literature, and is a certified English as a New Language teacher. Beth served as Youth Services Coordinator at Kentucky Refugee Ministries for two years, then taught primary school for four years in South Bend, Indiana. In 2019, she returned to KRM to teach in a programme for recently resettled refugee women and their children. Beth is passionate about the intersection of language learning, migration, cultural identity, and community development. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Peace and Development Studies at the University of Limerick. Impressed with the PSU’s commitment to providing a sense of community and connection for postgrads during these disconnected times, Beth decided to get involved with the PSU and successfully ran for a Council position in October 2020. She looks forward to serving the UL postgrad community in her role as Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences faculty representative.