Ben graduated from Harvard College in 2009 with a BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a minor in English and from Harvard Medical School in 2014 with an MA in Biological and Biomedical Sciences. While at Harvard, he tutored students in biology and chemistry, won a teaching award from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, and worked with renowned geneticist Dr. Jon Beckwith to design and integrate creative assignments into his course Social Issues in Biology.
Combining his interests in both science and literature, Ben is currently working as a science dramaturge at the Central Square Theater and Catalyst Collaborative @MIT, providing scientific research for theatrical productions.
Ben grew up in San Marino, California, before moving to Boston for college and graduate school at Harvard. In high school, he was an avid speech and debate nerd, attending the National Forensics League state and national tournaments and, as part of the team representing the United States, the World Schools Debating Championships. Ben has always enjoyed making things with his hands: his most ambitious project was building and decorating a Flemish style harpsichord. Occasionally, you can catch Ben at the theater, either creating science-themed experimental shows or singing comic baritone parts in Gilbert and Sullivan operas.
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