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Beau graduated from Penn State University where he dual-majored in broadcast journalism and international studies. The IS major included a six-month residency in Spain studying spanish and economics at the University of Salamanca. At Penn State he also minored in Spanish and Kinesiology. Beau studied kinesiology as part of receiving his certificate from the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.

Beau continued his education with a Masters of Arts in Technology and Communication from the University of North Carolina's School of Media and Journalism

In September 2012, Beau was awarded a RIAS Berlin Kommission fellowship, which sent him to Germany, the Czech Republic, and Belgium for two weeks to interview world leaders and meet with foreign journalists to discuss best-practices. 

In October 2012, he was awarded a New England First Amendment Institute fellowship, which sent him to Massachusetts for a series of intensive courses and meetings about improving journalism and protecting the First Amendment. 

In 2013, he was honored with a leadership position on the New England First Amendment Coalition advisory board. As part of his role he co-organized and served as a panel member for a reporting workshop called "Everyday Exposes."