Claire Benjamin| | University of Illinois
Claire Benjamin works to develop and implement a strategic communications plan to increase the visibility of the RIPE project's mission and scientific advancements. Claire earned her bachelor's degree in agricultural communications and went on to earn her master's degree in advertising. She began her career as a science writer at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology where she wrote about DNA debunking war elephant myths, animal models paving the way for life-saving medical devices, and how RIPE's advancements can help feed the world. Her stories have been picked up by the Yahoo News, Wired, Smithsonian Magazine, Motherboard, and other publications.