Claire Benjamin| | University of Illinois
Claire Benjamin is the PETROSS projects communications coordinator. She works to develop and implement a strategic communications plan to increase the visibility of project's mission and scientific advancements. 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 PETROSS can help fuel the world. Her stories have been picked up by Yahoo News, Wired, Smithsonian Magazine, Motherboard, and other publications. She earned her bachelor's degree in agricultural communications and went on to earn her master's degree in advertising.