Beth Petrie

Education: Saint Mary’s College, BA in English Writing – Butler University, MBA, leadership

Hometown: LaPorte, Indiana

Favorite books:  That is like asking me which of my children I love more.  I can’t choose one.  I love classical literature and science fiction literature the best. What a combination, right?

Favorite movies or TV shows: Doctor Who, The West Wing, Greys Anatomy, Friends and Downton Abbey

Favorite food: Mexican food like burritos, quesadillas, chips and salsa.  Also, I am a huge fan of popcorn and not just because I am from Indiana.

Three words to describe Lawrentians: Multinterested, intellectual, active

Advice to prospective Lawrentians' parents: As a parent, I know it is easy for me to get caught up in anxiety about the education, the growth and the future of my children.  Maybe that is not true for you, but I hope you can take a moment (or two or three) to enjoy what should be an exciting experience of self-discovery for your child.  And remember, that if you do find yourself getting anxious, that is why we are here.  I am a sympathetic ear so give me a call.