#177 – Team Jeep Thrills

Chris and Emily are a mother-daughter team who competed in the 2018 Rebelle, and are back for 2019. Both ladies and are excited once again to combine the nerdiness of old-school navigation with the rough-and-tumble whirlwind of Rebelle! — Chris is an expert navigator and semi-retired aerospace engineering executive who is exploring options for her next life chapter. She has wanted a Jeep Wrangler ever since she saw the final scene The Terminator, where badass Sarah Connor rolls into a Mexico gas station in a red Jeep CJ. After the 2018 Rebelle Rally, Chris finally pulled the trigger and got her own red 1991 YJ, and now channels her inner Sarah Connor whenever she drives it with the roof off. — Emily is a geneticist at a drug-discovery company in San Francisco, and works on antibody therapeutics for cancers and immunodeficient patients. She will be driving once again in the 2019 rally, and has a passion for brunching through the city, dog-watching, trying new IPAs, traveling, and reading at the beach (a rarity in Northern California).

Chris Benzie
Chris BenzieAerospace Engineering Executive
"The road to failure is paved with good intentions. The road to fulfillment is unpaved."
Hometown
San Diego
Residence
San Diego
Fun fact about yourself
Chris has visited 30 of the 61 National Parks in the United States.
Emily Benzie
Emily BenzieGeneticist
"Practice like you've never won. Perform like you've never lost."
Hometown
San Diego
Residence
San Francisco
Fun fact about yourself
I have lava rocks embedded in my knee from taking a spill hiking in Hawaii, and I have also caught an alligator with my bare hands in the Amazon.
Vehicle:
Vehicle: 2018 Jeep Wrangler Willys