This profile was current as of May 2023, when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.
Rose Benas studies political science with supplementary majors in global affairs and education, schooling, and society. She is working on two separate capstones to research teacher retention in U.S. schools and the effects of China’s One Child Policy. Benas previously worked as a research assistant for Prof. Karrie Koesel’s work on civic education in authoritarian regimes. In addition to the International Scholars Program, Benas works as a tutor in the Writing Center and intern for the Alliance for Catholic Education.
Benas completed two virtual internships with Kaya Responsible Travel through the Kellogg Institute. In winter 2021, she worked with a group of other students to support the Refugee Legal and Advocacy Centre in Cape Town, South Africa by researching case law. During the summer of 2021, Benas worked with the nonprofit organization, Nghi Luc Song (Will to Live Center - WLC), which is based in Hanoi, Vietnam. The WLC provides free training, education resources, and employment opportunities to people with disabilities. Amidst COVID-19 restrictions, Benas edited grant proposals, assisted with website design, created curricular materials, and worked virtually with individual students. Benas spent summer 2022 in Browning, Montana at the De La Salle Blackfeet School through the ND Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP).