Before moving to Colorado, Becky served in 1984-85 as President of the Texas State Teachers Association with a statewide membership of 92,000 teachers. She also served on the public utilities transition team for Governor Mark White and was appointed a member of the Southern Regional Education Board. In Colorado, Becky served for ten years on the Colorado Foundation for Water Education and is currently serving as the commissioner for CD 1 on the Colorado State Fair Board.
She has a B.A. in English from the University of North Texas and has done graduate work at the University of East Texas.