Bethel's an assistant producer at Radiolab. She's Texas-born and Virginia-raised with Eritrean roots. She graduated with a political philosophy degree from the University of Virginia. Then she worked for a society for bone scientists, quit to volunteer and travel in South America, enrolled at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, realized she could start making radio instead of just listening to it, went to learn more at the Transom Story Workshop with Rob Rosenthal & co., and then produced several podcasts for Reuters until arriving at Radiolab’s doors. She knows how to salsa (well) and boulder (very poorly).