Beverly Arith was a crew member on the SC Lois McKendrick. Ishmael Wang, Philip Carstairs, Brilliantine Smith, and Beverly all left the Lois McKendrick and attended the academy together. During her time at the Academy, she and Ishmael Wang had a short romance (Double Share book). Upon graduation she went to work for her family's co-op ship.
We learn in Double Share that Bev's mother is an attractive woman. She serves the family as Bursar and chief accountant.
She has an uncle, Jeremy.