Ben is a Junior Centennial Fellow studying environmental development and security in the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) program. He researches how to quantify the global impacts of climate change on human populations through geospatial mapping and data analytics to inform national security and multilateral policy.
Prior to entering Georgetown, Ben worked as a senior data analytics consultant for three years, managing cybersecurity and process improvement projects at Grant Thornton. He volunteered with the Peace Corps in Ethiopia and interned at the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing. He holds a Master of Science in Data Analytics and a Bachelor of Science in International Business from the University of Denver. He also produces The Wealth of Nature, a podcast which focuses on profit-minded solutions to sustainable conservation, with former Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Ms. Catherine Novelli.
"Through the MSFS program, I aim to transition to an environmental policy career in the public/multilateral sectors. I chose the Georgetown MSFS program because of its exemplary history in training candidates to enter the U.S. Foreign Service.”