My name is Clara Benson. I grew up in Iowa City, Iowa, and this past spring I graduated from the University of Vermont with a biology major and a chemistry minor. My interests include both marine biology and medicine. I am currently working as the medical supervisor at a shelter for children ages 3-11 that are in Child Protective Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I am extremely passionate about marine conservation and have always taken a special interest in turtles. I have had a pet Southern Painted Turtle since I was in the 5th grade, for whom I have spent countless hours doing research making sure I provide him with the best care possible. Working with sea turtles is a dream come true and I can’t wait to became part of the team at Sea Turtle, Inc.