Ben is the Project Coordinator for WRI’s Vulnerability & Adaptation Initiative. He manages budgets, grants, and contracts for the initiative, works on V&A-related communications, and assists with a range of administrative duties.
Previously, Ben served as the Research Intern in the President’s Office at WRI, and he has experience with issues of climate change and vulnerability in the US and abroad. Most recently, he was at Oxfam America, and he has also worked with small rural development organizations in India and South Africa.
Ben holds a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Sciences and Policy from Duke University.
He enjoys all things outdoors and is a go-to source for random animal facts, arcane trivia, and spontaneous artistic creations.
Cities in the 21st century face two monumental shifts: growing urban populations and a rapidly changing climate. As the world’s urban population nears five billion, cities will need to build more infrastructure in the first 30 years of this millennium ...