Beth Rota is the Organic Program Director at Quality Certification Services (QCS), serving as the technical lead for QCS’ certification teams in the US and Latin America. With more than 15 years of experience in certification, Beth’s expertise includes policy, compliance and accreditation across multiple organic standards and all scopes of production and handling. She values the organic industry’s diversity, sustainability, and integrity and enjoys the opportunity to engage and collaborate with colleagues and organic producers. Beth holds a MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana and BS in International and Environmental Politics from Juniata College. Beth lives in wild and wonderful West Virginia, where she enjoys spending free time in her garden and exploring the outdoors with family and friends.