About Me

My research career began at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Dr. Karl Castillo's Coral Ecophysiology Lab, where I conducted two independent studies (one published, one in prep). After graduating, I worked for two years as manager of the Davies Marine Population Genomics Lab at Boston University, where I facilitated day-to-day lab operations and conducted my own research.

I am passionate about engaging broader communities with science, encouraging society to evaluate how we relate to and interact with the environment, and understanding how marine ecosystems function in a changing world.

Selected Awards

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (2019)

NSF Research Traineeship for Sustainable Oceans, UC Davis (2019)

Charlotte Mangum Student Housing Support Recipient, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (2018)

Office for Undergraduate Research Travel Award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2017)

Most Outstanding Research in Environmental Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2017)

Education

2019-Present              Ph.D. Student, UC Davis

2017                            B.A. Environmental Studies, UNC-CH

Employment

2017-2019               Lab Manager, Boston University

2016-2017               Lab Manager, UNC Chapel Hill

2016-2017               Undergraduate Research Assistant, UNC Chapel Hill 

© 2019 by Brooke E. Benson

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