Distinguished Fellowships

Kim Benard

Associate Dean, Director of Distinguished Fellowship and Academic Excellence

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Kim oversees the distinguished fellowships program, including the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Fulbright, Knight Hennessy, Schwarzman, and Truman. She serves as the Secretary for Phi Beta Kappa. Kim earned a BA  at Loyola University—New Orleans, a MA at Fordham University, and undertook doctoral studies (ABD) in medieval literature. She is a former Fulbright Fellow (IEA) to Japan. She has been a fellowships advisor for ~20 years.

What is your favorite MIT hack? Zombie Attack Emergency chain saw. It was just so clever, as it coincided with the opening of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research.


Specialties and Interests

Writing, Interview Preparation, Mentoring


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