Born on March 19th, to Rosena Hamlett and Therdore Bradley, Benita is the third oldest sibling of six children. Benita was born in the City of Mount Vernon and at the age of seven migrated to the City of New Rochelle with her family. She has been a resident of New Rochelle ever since. Benita was a student of Columbus Elementary School, Issac E. Young Middle School, and New Rochelle High School. In 1995 - 1997 she attended Pace University and earned her Associate's Degree in Office Information Systems. In 1998, she took a 6 month course and earned herself a certificate in Computerized Bookkeeping. In 2002 until present, she is the Administrative Assistant for the New Rochelle Community Action Program, located in the City of New Rochelle. Benita is also attending the College of New Rochelle and will graduate in the year of 2014. Benita's children names are; LaTasha, LaShawn, Jerome and Mekiyhla Hamlett who are also New Rochelleans!