Ben has been on the team for six semesters, having joined the fall of his freshman year. He is currently a senior double majoring in Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering, with minors in Mathematics, Physics, and Military Studies (NROTC option). Outside of rowing, he is involved in research as a computational reactor physicist for the Penn State Breazeale Reactor. Upon graduation, he will commission as an officer in the US Navy before planning to eventually pursue a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering.
Ben started rowing in the summer before middle school and has been involved in the sport as a rower, coach, or both ever since. He joined the Officer Board as a way to give back to the team through his extensive history with the sport and experience with shell repair.