Ben is a Master of Forestry student in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. At CBEY, he is helping to develop a Carbon Pricing Webinar series and curating the newly launched "Internal Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Toolkit". Ben is focusing on sustainable finance and is broadly interested in how to mobilize capital to minimize the impacts of climate change. Before Yale, Ben worked for the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy in Ashville, NC and the EPA in New York, NY. Most recently Ben worked for the City of Oakland’s Sustainability Team where he revised the Oakland’s climate action plan, wrote city council reports, and drafted the city’s first electric vehicle action plan. Ben has a B.A. in Environment Studies from Warren Wilson College where he was a Udall Scholar and sat on the ESG Advisory Committee to the Board of Trustees. Originally from Missouri, Ben enjoys running, biking, and picking banjo.