Ben grew up in San Diego and received a B.A. in Biology: Neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis. He spent one year working as a medical scribe at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis after graduation, and he is now a first year medical student at Feinberg School of Medicine. Ben received a minor in healthcare management during his undergraduate years and hopes to use his experience to tackle the healthcare challenges facing Chicago communities. In his free time, Ben is an avid tennis player and an amateur horror movie buff.