A graduate of Allegheny College, Ben Ptak majored in Communications Arts and minored in Spanish and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. During his time in school, Ben studied Spanish in Querétaro, Mexico for six months. He served as a Resident Advisor for first-year students for 3 years. He was also a Communications intern for Acutec Precision Aerospace. He is passionate about immigration policy, immigrant rights, and climate change. Ben’s hobbies include listening to music and podcasts, cooking, and language learning. Ben is a member of our East End cohort and is serving with Idea Foundry as Business Analyst Fellow.