Ben grew up in Scotch Plains, New Jersey and received his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Aerospace Engineering at Cornell in 2017, as well as a minor in American Indian Studies. During his time at Cornell, he was heavily involved in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), serving three terms as the Cornell Chapter Co-President (2014-2017) and two terms as the Region 6 Student Representative (2015-2017), as well as the AIISP at large. For his work with AISES, Ben was awarded the 2015 AISES Leadership Award and the 2016 Diversity Programs in Engineering Undergraduate Excellence in Leadership Award. Ben was also a member of NASAC, a tutor for the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, and a lead author of Cornell's Indigenous Peoples' Day Resolution. He remains involved as Professional member through The Boeing Company, where he is a Guidance and Control Engineer for the novel Cargo Air Vehicle.