- Associate Director of Communications
Claire Benjamin oversees strategic communications to advance the department's recruitment, advancement, and alumni relations efforts. She manages the department's website, social media, and publications, including the twice annual alumni magazine Mass Transfer.
Benjamin brings expertise in public relations, science writing, and higher education communications from the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology and the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). She earned her bachelor's degree in agricultural communications and master's degree in advertising from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.