Curtis Bennett
Governance Committee
  • National Aquarium’s first Director of Equity and Community Engagement
  • Vice President, University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Network Board of Directors
  • B.S. Environmental Science and Policy (Wildlife Ecology and Management Concentration), University of Maryland College Park
  • M.S. Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware
  • 2018 Robert Finton Outdoor Educator of the Year for the state of Maryland, courtesy for the Maryland Association of  Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE)
  • Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) Advisory Council
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice-focused committees and workgroups
    • Association of Zoo and Aquariums (2021-2022 Vice Chair)
    • Environmental Protection Agency, Chesapeake Bay Program
    • Choose Clean Water Coalition
  • In his free time, he likes to spend as much time outside as possible, from wildlife watching to hiking, kayaking, etc.
  • He also enjoys cooking, especially as a creative outlet