Benée Hershon is the Outreach Coordinator for the Cheshire County Conservation District. One of Benée's greatest passions is connecting others with nature, and doing active conservation work in agriculture and working landscapes. Benée graduated from Brandeis University in 2020 with a degree in Environmental Studies, and a certificate in Conservation, Biodiversity, and Society from the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation. During her time at Brandeis, Benée interned at Minute Man National Historical Park, interned in an Avian Specimen Prep lab at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, worked as a Teaching Assistant for a Citizen Science Course, and served as President and Farm Manager of the Brandeis Rooftop Farm. Prior to working with CCCD, Benée served as the Community Engagement and Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator for The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts through the TerraCorps program. During her service year, she planned and farmed a 3-acre sustainable community engagement farm. Benée is excited to be working with such an incredible and dedicated organization and community in Cheshire County!