Education and Communications Assistant
Ben came to United for a Fair Economy through a fellowship with the Quaker Voluntary Service. His social change work started in college during two summers of biking and working with communities against the fossil fuel industry. His first summer of biking was in New Hampshire and his second, was from New Orleans to ExxonMobil's headquarters in Dallas. He capped off his college social justice work by founding a divestment campaign, to push his university to stop investing in fossil fuel companies. He continued work for climate justice as a staff member of Better Future Project, an organization committed to building the social movement in Massachusetts to move our society beyond fossil fuels.
He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Environmental Studies. He's originally from upstate New York.