Ben joined the Office of International Affairs in 2016 and supervises the GEO Advising Team, including advisors and graduate employees. After earning a BA in Political Science from Colgate University, Ben has pursued opportunities to promote experiential education to students of all ages. This passion brought him to Oregon where he completed a MS in Educational Leadership & Policy with a focus on service-learning at Portland State University. His travels have taken him to all fifty US states and five continents; his favorite place to visit is the next one. Ben enjoys taking advantage of all the outdoor activities in the Eugene area as well as educating his Oregonian friends about the benefits of maple syrup from his home state of Vermont.