Bel Beeson is a librarian and media resource specialist at The Brandeis School in San Francsico. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a B.A. in comparative literature and a minor in Black studies. After that, she taught creative writing at 826 Valencia for years, then worked at 826 Seattle while attending the University of Washington to earn her Master of Library Science and Information degree. Before coming to Brandeis in 2015, Beeson spent a year working in New York, slinging coffee in the Lower East Side while working as a librarian at Columbia University.