Chief of Staff Aaron Benavides

Aaron Benavides is a senior studying Political Science, Digital Marketing, Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy, and Theology from Corpus Christi, Texas. He is a member of the inaugural cohort of the Latino Studies Scholars Program and a part of the Glynn Family Honors Program. On campus, he is a proud resident of Duncan Hall and works at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

Aaron has been involved in Student Government since his freshman year. He presently serves as Chief of Staff, a role in which he manages the Executive Cabinet and chairs the Executive Programming Board. He has also previously held the roles of Director of Faith and Service and Press Secretary and Director of Communications. His other extracurricular activities have included membership in Junior Class Council, serving as the 2020 Junior Parents Weekend Mass Chair, and working on the Welcome Weekend Steering Committee since 2019.

Appointed by University President Fr. John Jenkins in 2018 to the Campus Engagement Task Force, Aaron was the sole student representative on the committee tasked with facilitating the University's response to the clerical abuse crisis. 

Previously, Aaron has interned at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church and at the London-based Catholic Herald magazine. He aspires to pursue graduate studies in communications and public relations. 

Aaron is always happy to hear from fellow students. His email is abenavi3@nd.edu.