Ben joined the Cancer Support Community as a Development Coordinator in July 2019. As part of the development team, he is responsible for providing support to CSC's development initiatives.
A native of Chico, California Ben went to UCLA where he double majored in Political Science and Communication Studies. After graduating from UCLA in 2013, Ben commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy where he flew helicopters as a Naval Aviator. In 2017 Ben was diagnosed with early onset Colorectal Cancer. His diagnosis and subsequent treatment left Ben ineligible for continued service, but his experience as a cancer survivor ignited a passion for cancer support and advocacy. In his free time Ben enjoys cooking, baking, all things outdoor, and spending time with his dog, Izzy.