Ben is a reformed “not a math type of person”, who grew to love statistics by analyzing genetic sequencing data at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Cancer Center. Ben initially studied biochemistry as an undergraduate at Hamilton College, receiving an honorary membership to Sigma Xi and several summers of continuous funded research. He is now a PhD candidate in Bioinformatics at Columbia University.
Ben’s passion for teaching blossomed in college, where he designed and taught a course called “Anatomy of a Car: How Function Defines Form”. The course was structured around a problem and solution method, starting with an extremely basic car, and iterating through problems until reaching the modern, advanced automobile. His love of teaching continues at Cambridge Coaching, where Ben specializes in biology, chemistry, statistics, and computer science.
In his spare time, Ben loves running up to the mountains to go rock climbing, tinkering with his Subaru, photographing the city, and making his roommates groan with truly lame dad jokes.