A fervent believer in the power of education to create opportunity and open worlds, Ben is proud to work with iBELIEVE to promote student leadership development - as well as college access and readiness. A native of Belpre, Ohio, Ben currently works on K12 initiatives at the Ohio State University, in the Office of Distance Education and eLearning. Ben is also a former educator with Chicago Public Schools, and an alumnus of both Ohio University and The Ohio State University.