Betsy Gardner is the Associate Director at the Center for the Study of Sport in Society. She graduated from Boston University in 2010 with a BA in Art History and a concentration in Art Education. As the middle of five children, Betsy grew up participating in both informal and formal team sports. In college she played for the Boston University women’s rugby team, and coached rugby in Charlestown through the Citizen Schools program.
Originally from Worcester, MA, Betsy has worked for several non profit programs, most notably spending nine years with the Worcester Partnership Program, a summer education program for inner city students. She also initiated an independent research project with the Worcester Police Gang Unit during her junior year at Boston University. Betsy most recently worked as the curriculum coordinator and co-teacher for an after school program at a Montessori school in Boston. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela