Benjamin Franklin Experience Announces Impressive New Summer Team

Benjamin Franklin Experience Announces Impressive New Summer Team
Interns Krista Eubanks and Mary Dimartino bring expertise and energy to the program

Interns Mary DiMartino (L) and Krista Eubanks (R) join the Benjamin Franklin Experience team.

GREENVILLE, SC, JUNE 14, 2019 —Benjamin Franklin Experience had specific expertise and exceptionally high standards in mind when they launched their search for two summer interns last winter.

“We were searching for young people with a unique combination of skill, personality, and passion,” explains Director of Operations, Jess Dennis. “Knowing that our students would be looking to these roles for guidance, we sought interns that modeled the behaviors we hope students will emulate. We found just that in Krista Eubanks, and Mary Dimartino. We are thrilled to have them as part of the BFE team this year.”

Krista Eubanks is a recent graduate of Furman University and holds a B.S. in Psychology. On campus, Krista led a research effort to understand and improve the autism awareness and inclusion while also playing a leadership role within her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. Off-campus, Krista was one of the first two undergraduate trainees invited to complete South Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities’ training. She also interned with Marshall I. Pickens psychiatric hospital. Krista’s proven track record of inspiring and empowering others—and her adventures traveling abroad in Italy, Russia, and Bermuda—made her an obvious choice for working with the BFE students.

Mary DiMartino is pursuing a degree in psychological sciences at the University of Connecticut. Prior to selecting a major in college, she took a semester off after high school graduation to participate in the National Outdoor Leadership School and travel abroad, giving her a truly unique perspective on the importance of self-exploration. Fluent in Spanish, Mary has worked with various youth programs including an ESL program, the Boys and Girls Club, and the YMCA. She is well prepared to guide students through our intense immersion experiences and her energy is inspiring.

BFE is accepting students to the waitlist for Courses 2 and 3 this summer, anticipating that one spot may still be available in each course. Interested students between the ages of 14 - 18 may apply here: https://www.franklinexperience.org/applynominate/

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Benjamin Franklin Experience (BFE) is a summer program through which students, ages 14 - 18, have day-in-the-life experiences in inspirational careers led by experts. Fields include STEM, arts, trades, medicine, and more. One day, students work with environmental scientists in a mountain stream, the next, they learn emergency medicine at a state-of-the-art simulation center.

As students discover their own interests and talents, they learn the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century—leadership, business etiquette, teamwork, writing excellence, creative problem solving, and verbal communication. Students' future college and employment applications are bolstered with writing assignments, photography, and music from the program. Most importantly, students change their perceptions of themselves and their possible futures, which results in goal-driven behavior necessary to achieve success.

Benjamin Franklin Experience is a program of AidJoy, a 501(c)3 corporation.