Rocio Benabentos

Associate Director in the STEM Transformation Institute

Physics; STEM Transformation Institute

Office: VH 140A

Phone: 305-348-5946


Rocio Benabentos is the associate director of FIU's STEM Transformation Institute. Previously, she managed the HHMI Program within the STEM Transformation Institute and provided support to HHMI Faculty Scholars undergoing reform of their STEM courses. She completed her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine and completed her postdoctoral fellowship conducting developmental biology research at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR/NIH). She then served as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the National Science Foundation, with the ADVANCE program in the Directorate of Education. Her research interests include institutional change, faculty professional development, and course reform.