Bachelor in German and French, Queens College, 1964. Master of Arts in German Literature, Bryn Mawr College, 1969. Postgraduate, New York Institute Photography.
Co-founder, president National Junior Tennis League of Philadelphia, 1969-1979. President, Chief Executive Officer National Junior Tennis League, New York City, 1979-1983. Owner, photographer Christine S. Beck Photography, Villanova, Pennsylvania, since 1990.
Public, owner Prism Light Press, Bryn Mawr, since 1995. Stock photographer Garden Image Agency, Montreal, 1999—2002. Vice president Advisory Publications, 2001—2003.
President, Chief Executive Officer Gesu School, since 2003. President Philadelphia Tennis Patrons Association, 1985-1995, member advisory board, since 1995. President Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Center, Philadelphia, 1985-1995.
Chair advisory council Esperanza Health Center, Philadelphia, 1994-1997.
Board directors Habitat for Humanity, Philadelphia, 1988-1990. Coordinator vols. Jimmy Carter Workcamp, North Philadelphia, 1988. Chair stewardship campaign Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 1992.
Trustee Queens University Charlotte, North Carolina, since 1995. Trustee Gesu School, Philadelphia, 1996—2003, chair development, 2000-2003, president, since 2003. Chair fundraising campaign Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Center, since 2000.
Chair alumni phase fundraising campaign Queens University Charlotte, North Carolina, 2000-2002. Trustee Penn Council for Relationships, 2000-2002, president/Chief Executive Officer, Gesu School since 2003. Member United States Tennis Association Middle States (treasurer 1986-1989, Mangan award 1990, Coren award 1973), North America Nature Photographers Association (charter member), Nikon Professional Services.
Daughter of Elisha Junior and Margaret (Tramdack) Safford. M. Leif Christian Beck, November 21, 1964. Children: C. Lars, Eric S., Anders.