Marybeth Hart Galvin was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta and her Master's degree from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. After serving 10 years as a teacher in Elementary and Special Education, Ms. Galvin worked as a Training Analyst at American Systems Corporation (ASC), for 12 years, where she supported Naval Sea Systems Command training programs for nuclear submarines, ensuring courses were developed in accordance with military standards. Marybeth joined Booz Allen Hamilton in March of 1999, where she continues to develop her skills as an Instructional Systems Designer (ISD). Marybeth and her project team recently received an award from the U. S. Distance Learning Association for programming of online training curriculum. Ms. Galvin leads the Systems Training Community of Practice within Booz Allen.