Dr. Beam, a New Orleans native, attended Immacualta High School in Marrero and in 2003 graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southeastern Louisiana State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and with a minor in Psychology. Upon graduation, she worked as an optician (including a year with St. Charles Vision in Uptown and Elmwood) before attending the distinguished University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.
In 2009, Dr. Beam earned her degree in optometry with extensive training in ocular disease, contact lenses, glaucoma, pediatric eye care and primary eye care. She returned to Marrero to intern with Dr. Dorothy Anderson, who she continued to work with for four and a half years before joining St. Charles Vision. She is happily married with two children, Avery and Austin.