Beth received a B.A. from Stanford in ‘74 and law degree from the University of Michigan in ‘77. While at Stanford, she was president of the Associated Students of Stanford and helped to found the Center for Research on Women, now the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. She is a founding partner of Holguin, Garfield, Martinez & Quiñonez, a law firm in Los Angeles specializing in the representation of unions. During her career, Beth has represented clerical workers, homecare workers, nurses, electricians, longshore workers, transit workers, port pilots, teachers and other workers in the both the private and public sector. She has served as an elected member of the Los Angeles Community College Board and is currently on the board of the CFIDS Association. Beth is also a former a former high school teacher on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and community organizer with ACORN.