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Sarah V. Benevento

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Contact Information

3001 Lincoln Hall, MC-456
702 South Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801
Graduate Student

Research Interests

Health Communication 
Environmental Risk Communication 
Media Effects  


M.A., Communication, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
B.A., Communication Studies, University of Delaware
B.A., Psychology, University of Delaware


NCA Student Caucus Travel Grant, 2021

Ruth Anne Clark Scholar Award, 2020

Michael Haley Travel Grant, 72nd Annual ICA Conference, 2022


Awards and Honors

Top Student Paper Award, International Communication Association, Environmental Communication Division, 2021

University of Illinois Health Maker Lab Fellow, 2020

Courses Taught

Public Speaking (CMN 101)

Additional Campus Affiliations

Illinois Promise ("I-Promise") mentoring program (2020-present)

Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems (CROPPS) (2022-present)

Recent Publications

Benevento, S. V. (2022). Communicating Climate Change Risk to Children: A Thematic Analysis of Children’s Climate Change Literature. Early Childhood Education Journal.