Benna works as Advanced Studies Specialist at a large school district in North Carolina. She has worked for 19 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. After completing her undergraduate from Oberlin College and then her graduate degree in literary from UNC-Chapel Hill, she is a doctorate student in Ph.D. Program at UNCC for Special Education with a concentration in Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG).
She now lives with her husband Young and her 8-year-old daughter Pearl in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.