Benna works as a Gifted Education Specialist at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. She has worked for 15 years to build space for gifted and high potential teens of all shades, colors, and streaks. She has been a strong advocate for the misfits, outliers, and all others in between. She completed her undergraduate from Oberlin College and then earned her graduate degree in literary from UNC-Chapel Hill. She will soon be starting her doctorate studies in the area of gifted, equity, and motivation.
She now lives with her husband Young and her 8-year-old daughter Pearl in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.