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From a Crushed Dream to a Career Epiphany: Katelyn DiBenedetto

Though she didn't become a marine biologist, the Graduate College Alumna of the Year charted a course that now supports researchers.

Mentorship from professors helped lead UNLV alumna Katelyn DiBenedetto to her career with the Marine Global Earth Observatory at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. She was named the UNLV Graduate College Alumna of the Year for 2023. (Photo by Michael Roberts)

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