Conversation 1: Alex Benoit
September 29, 2020 • 7PM • RSVP HERE
Alex Benoit is a Franco-American high school Senior full-time dual-enrolled at the University of Georgia majoring in mathematics and microbiology. An alumnus of the Research Science Institute and the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program, Alex is fascinated by infectious diseases. He’s involved in several laboratories studying host-pathogen interactions and is an advocate for health equity in numerous organizations on campus. In high school he founded Miracle, an organization that raises money and awareness for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Most recently, he co-founded The Finch Podcast, a global media organization of 30 students that has interviewed over 50 experts, including US Ambassadors, former Cabinet members, and Nobel Prize Laureates, and has been featured on NPR, with listeners in over 20 countries. Alex enjoys playing soccer and squash, writing for several local newspapers, and learning languages. He’s interested in discussing the intersection between the life sciences, philosophy, and politics.