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Chloë Benjamin

She/ Her/ Hers

Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services and Professional Development
Durham, NC 27708

Chloë is Assistant Director for Duke’s Professional Masters Programs. She offers career coaching and shares resources that support students pursuing engineering master’s degrees in this role. She began coaching Pratt’s Master’s students starting in the Fall of 2021 as a coaching consultant and has officially joined us Full-Time in Spring Semester 2022.

Chloë received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a minor in Anthropology and her master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). While her graduate studies focused on school counseling, she realized that career counseling was her favorite part of her job! Before Duke, she provided career coaching and student counseling at UNC, Stanford University Online High School, for a nonprofit helping healthcare workers through a corporate restructuring, and internationally through her own private consulting business. From 2015 to 2019, she lived and worked abroad in Morocco. In addition, she launched an education consultancy that partnered with groups like the US Embassy and EducationUSA to create college and career programming for students who wished to study in the USA.
A career changer herself, Chloë has first-hand experience with career pivots. She previously worked as a Creative Maximizer at Google, where she wrote ads and maximized campaign performance using data analytics. Then, through a company change and promotions, she grew into a role as Senior Knowledge Engineer at a silicon valley startup, using artificial intelligence to match linguistic data patterns in content with categorized advertisements. Regardless of the job role, she has always been a technology and science enthusiast, and she is excited to work with Pratt School of Engineering students.
In her personal life, Chloë was raised in East Oakland in a small artist’s community by a Buddhist father and a Jewish mother. She’s adopted a big fluffy rescue dog named Zephyr, who has accompanied her on world travels and even has his own EU passport! For fun, she enjoys culinary adventures, yoga, the outdoors, travel, film, podcasts, reading books, all kinds of music (check out the spotify playlists), and contemplating how to live a full yet not too serious life.