Rocio Benabentos is the Associate Director of FIU’s HHMI Collaborative for Institutionalizing Scientific Learning. This program provides comprehensive support to Faculty Scholars, STEM faculty memebers who want to transform a course that they teach. She completed her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine and completed her postdoctoral fellowship conducting developmental biology research at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR/NIH). She then served as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the National Science Foundation, with the ADVANCE program in the Directorate of Education. Her research interests include institutional change, faculty professional development, and course reform.