Ben served in the US Navy from 2010 to 2016 as a Submarine Nuclear Electronics Technician (Reactor Operator). While stationed on the ballistic missile submarine USS Maryland he completed patrols in the Atlantic, and performed a 3-year overhaul & refuel of the nuclear reactor and associated instrumentation & control systems. After leaving the Navy he attended Williams College where he double majored in International Relations and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, graduating in 2020. During his time at Williams he served as the VP of student government, was a Junior Advisor (RA), started a student consulting group, and assisted with the college’s strategic planning. Ben spends his free time reading, helping active-duty and undergrad vets, and preparing for grad school!