{ Hello }

Hey, I’m Ben! I hail from the wonderful town of Belmont, Massachusetts (which, like most of the state, is “right outside Boston”).

I am majoring in economics, with a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. As if that isn’t enough, I am also premed and plan to go to medical school after my time at Oberlin. Outside the classroom, I am treasurer of the Jewish Student Union and of the Finance and Investment club, a volunteer at Kendal at Oberlin, and a tasty things maker at Harkness Co-op, which basically means I get to bake yummy desserts for 115 people every week.

You should also know that I am obsessed with my dog (pictured above); her name is Charley. I am similarly obsessed with Oberlin, and I hope you can see that in my posts!

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All the OSCA questions you've wanted to ask.

Sights from Copenhagen

...and all the other places I've visited in Europe on my semester abroad!

Thoughts From Copenhagen

All about my semester abroad in Denmark.

Time to Relax

A particularly rejuvenating break before my semester in Europe.

Finals, Round 5

A satisfying end to a great semester.

Change of Plans

I want to help people solve their problems, not corporations.


My summer in New York that included work, friends, family, and Beyonce.

Oberlin Voices: Georgia

Meet my friend Georgia!

Why You Shouldn't Trust My Psych Project

Here are some forms of academic support I take for granted every day as an Obie.

Oberlin Meets the Business World

"Wall Street would be a whole lot better with a little more Tappan Square in it."

My First Winter Term Project

Winter term, round one.

Some Courses

Detailed analyses of four random courses--or, more specifically, the four courses that I took last semester!

A Conversation With Myself

Freshman Ben answers Prospie Ben's questions about life at Oberlin.

Greek Tragedy, Economics, Gender Studies, and Chem

A review of my first semester courses.

Many Thanks

There are many things I am thankful for this Thanksgiving. Here are just a few of them.

The Perks of Living in Dascomb

Why is Dascomb the best freshman dorm on campus?


Now I know we can't all be lucky enough to have a roommate whose biggest flaw is being a Yankees fan, but you can trust that the Oberlin ResEd department puts in a LOT of time to make sure that you and your roommate are a good match.

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