Spencer Bennett


Junior Faculty Advisor

Spencer Bennett just graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BS in Environmental Science.  His passion for the environment started at an early age, way before attending WYSE as a delegate in 2017 and Spencer is very excited to be back for his 5th WYSE. Spencer was involved in EcoHusky, Friday’s For Future, and the biodiversity greenhouses at UConn throughout his 4 years. He helped organize events that spread awareness on sustainability, climate change, and environmental justice. His love for plants and photography was combined at the biodiversity greenhouses as he volunteered to help with maintenance, husbandry, and the greenhouse’s instagram. Spencer has had research experience through the university. His most recent endeavor was with the Simon Lab at UConn, where he studied the range, population size/density, and emergence of Magiciada, a genus of periodical cicada. He encourages everyone to seek research experience as it has helped him gauge what he wants to do for his future career.