Beakal is currently working for WRI as the Communications and Engagement Specialist for the WRI Africa Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

She has previously worked for UNDP Regional Service Center as the Knowledge Management Officer for 4 years in the South-South Cooperation and Financing for Development team. She has also worked in other NGOs and UN agencies. She served as a Junior Programme Officer for the African Child Policy Forum (NGO) for 2 years; worked for UNICEF in the media and external relations section as well as for UNECA in the publications and conference service section where she acquired her knowledge in editing reports, undertaking research, and event planning among other things.

Beakal is a graduate of Masters in Peace and Security Studies with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.

Beakal lives in Addis Ababa with her husband (Dawit) and son (Mathios).