AAMI News February 2020

AAMI All Star: Jennifer Benolken

Jennifer Benolken

Medical device manufacturer and regulatory specialist at DuPont in West St. Paul, MN

AAMI activities:

Cochair of AAMI’s standards working group on packaging (ST-WG07) and member of the working groups for rigid sterilization container systems (ST-WG94) and sterilization terminology (ST-WG05)

Most enjoyable part about volunteering:

“Volunteering with AAMI is the best learning experience I could have. I get to listen to experts in medical device packaging and sterility assurance and share what I learn with other industry representatives who can’t participate or attend AAMI activities.”

Something people might not know about me:

“Most people know I love to travel, but my most memorable trips have been to countries with financial and political instability—places where people have limited access to safe drinking water and fear for their personal safety. Meeting people in these parts of the world has given me a new perspective on my work. They inspire me to think about what I can do to (hopefully) improve their quality of life. These trips have also opened my eyes to what brings people happiness and joy. Some of the happiest people I’ve met have come from these less fortunate parts of the world.”