As a first-generation college graduate, Ms. Benavides is a passionate bilingual educator who enjoys helping students create and succeed in their goals. She is a proud alumna of Alverno College where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Women and Gender Studies.
Ms. Benavides first started her pre-college advising work with the Milwaukee Public Schools GEAR UP program. That is when she fell in love with assisting students set college and career goals. Being able to better serve students is what motivated her to advance her education and pursue a Master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She graduated in December of 2018 with a Master’s in Administrative Leadership with a concentration in Adult, Continuing and Higher Education Administration. Previous to St. Augustine Prep, Ms. Benavides worked for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s PEOPLE program as a Pre-College Advisor.
Ms. Benavides has over 10 years of experience of working with urban youth in different settings. Through all of her experience she knew that setting up youth for a positive and successful future was what she wanted to dedicate her life to. She is looking forward to serving students and their families at St. Augustine Prep.