Dr. John here You may not know this, but I was once
an incredible a decent high school athlete on a path to a successful professional tennis intramurals career. That is, until my hopes were dashed by a foot injury, and I never looked back. Boy, I wish I knew today’s guest back then!
I’d like to introduce you to Benn, an experimental particle physicist who recognizes his lifelong experiences in athletics — including a record-setting collegiate track run — as a key contributor to his success in science.
Benn is currently the Program Director for the Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, where he works to connect scientists with government on matters of national and homeland security.
From breaking 42-year old school records to season-ending injuries, Benn has experienced the highs and lows that can occur in sports.