BreakLine is an education and employment company that builds an affordable path to compelling careers. Our programs combine skills-based training with professional networking and connect participants directly with hiring managers. BreakLine participants find employment opportunities commensurate with their experience and potential, and our partners access a new pipeline of exceptional applicants.
CEO & Founder
Prior to founding BreakLine, Bethany was an Assistant Dean at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), where she led global and social impact education. Her work included establishing Stanford business education throughout the world, including China, Europe, India, Mexico, and South America. Bethany co-led the creation of a GSB program that provides entrepreneurship education to Post-9/11 Veterans. She also developed case studies and curricular content used by Stanford GSB today.
Prior to her time at Stanford, Bethany was a consultant at McKinsey & Co. a leading global management consulting firm. She earned her BA from Princeton University, and her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She serves or has served on the advisory boards of a number of nonprofits and social ventures, including Brilliant.org, PROMOTE, and Samaschool.
Director of Business Operations
Before joining BreakLine, Ranee was an Associate Director on the Global Innovation Programs team at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She was responsible for managing the operations of Stanford Ignite, the school’s flagship program in innovation and entrepreneurship, and she led the expansion of the program in the United States, India, France, and England. Ranee received her MA(Hons) from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Director of Program Operations
Before joining BreakLine, Kristen was the Director of Veteran Outreach at the COMMIT Foundation, a nonprofit focused on military transitions. At COMMIT, she was responsible for managing mentor workshops and one-on-one transition assistance provided to Post-9/11 Veterans. Kristen received her BA in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside and her MA in Public Administration from San Diego State University.
Casey joined BreakLine shortly after graduating from Stanford University where she majored in Product Design. She competed as a striker on the Stanford Varsity Field Hockey team all four years, claiming a conference champion title her senior season. Casey has coached a number of field hockey camps and has also been an Assistant Coach for USA Field Hockey’s U-19 Futures program. While at Stanford, Casey worked for Stanford Academic Computing Services as a Lead Tech and managed a team of students responsible for campus technical support.
Director of Outreach
Lauren joins the BreakLine team after having worked largely in the Department of Defense arena for more than a decade. Covering ground on Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, non-profit sector, and as a government contractor, she consistently acted as a liaison between various and multiple entities to develop engagement plans that created partnerships and preserve missions. Lauren is a certified Life Coach and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Texas A&M University. She is a proud military brat and grateful wife of a BreakLine alum and Marine attack pilot.