Bennett, Nichole

M.A. 2015, The University of Texas at Austin, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

B.A. 2009, Clemson University, Biological Sciences


Nichole Bennett researches science communication in the Ph.D. program at The Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations at The University of Texas. Her work is at the intersection of science communication and social justice. Before this, she researched the biological impacts of climate change while earning her Masters in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from The University of Texas. She is also a theater performer, instructor, director, and technical designer and has won three B. Iden Payne awards and an Austin Chronicle Critics Table Award. Nichole teaches improv to neurodivergent youth through The Hideout Theatre’s Building Connections Program and created STEMprov, where she teaches scientists improv to boost their communication skills (