Ben believes in designing systems to make college, career, and life work for all students.
He began his career in public education as a high school teacher in Northern California. In the classroom, Ben saw the impact high-quality college-and-career pathways had on at-risk youth. This experience solidified his belief in preparing students for college and career, and ignited a passion to help develop agency and more positive identities for those farthest away from opportunity. After seven years in the classroom, Ben moved into a coaching role, supporting district-level development and improvement of college and career pathways. From there, he was recruited to serve with ConnectED, a national education non-profit. Today, he works as Director of Technology and Media, with a mandate to develop ConnectED’s digital ecosystem to better serve and support our work and the work of our partners.
When he’s not busy innovating, evolving, and scaling better education systems, Ben spends time enjoying fatherhood, motorcycle riding, reading, and playing bass.