Kristin Bennes, Program Advisor, Academic Advisement and Biology
Kristin Bennes is best described as a long-time student advocate who continually seeks to improve student services and educational experiences. With an extensive background in both Student Life and Academic Advisement, Kristin is taking on a new challenge. She is working to develop an interdisciplinary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) program for Glendale Community College. Kristin feels that the combination of STEM together with the arts, design and humanities is the key to helping to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Kristin earned her Associates degree at Glendale Community College with a solid foundation in Biology and Psychology before completing a BA in History including a minor in Spanish at Arizona State University. She also has a Masters in Higher Education from Northern Arizona University where she focused on co-curricular teaching and learning. Born on the Puget Sound, and growing up near the Mississippi River and Minnesota lake country, Kristin has always been connected to and passionate about water, nature and environmental science. Combine that with a large family, parents who were both teachers, artists, and musicians and you will begin to understand why she gravitates towards STEAM. She enjoys all things DIY, woodworking, traveling, and photography and wishes there were more time for learning new things.