At the close of the Beekeeping Summit at Washington Corrections Center for Women, Acting-Secretary Jody Becker-Green brought reverence and hope to beekeeping programs in prisons. Photo by Ricky Osborne.

Jody Becker-Green, Ph.D.

Deputy Secretary, Washington State Department of Corrections 

Jody is a social worker and qualitative research by training and trade. She is sustainability-minded: she lives on a small farm, and has kept honeybees for years.

With SPP, she is most interested in evaluations. She particularly loves hearing stories from SPP participants. Jody would like to attract researchers who can help us study SPP programs, and build evidence of their efficacy.