Beth N. Rom-Rymer, Ph.D. has been a pioneer throughout her life. She was in the first class of women at Princeton University, graduating in 1973. Dr. Rom-Rymer created the Victim-Witness Assistance Unit in the State Attorney's Office, Tallahassee, Florida, in 1977, where she worked on the Ted Bundy serial murder case, 1978-1979. During that time, she also co-founded and was the first Board president of Refuge House, a shelter for surviving families of domestic abuse in Tallahassee, Florida. Refuge House will celebrate its 43rd anniversary in 2021.
Dr. Rom-Rymer currently has a national consulting practice in forensics, working as a forensic expert witness in civil litigation in which there are allegations of sexual abuse and physical abuse, sexual and physical harassment, and other forms of violence.