A Columbia Heights resident, Ben is dedicated to serving his neighbors through his work in D.C. Council. Prior to joining D.C. Council, Ben practiced law at a public interest law firm in the District where he advocated for indigent clients on issues ranging from environmental contamination to employment discrimination. Ben holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. from the University of Michigan where he majored in Organization Studies with a focus on environmental studies. His portfolio within the Committee on Human Services includes the Child and Family Services Agency. With other committees, Ben’s work includes issues relating to government operations, local business & economic development, finance & revenue, and transportation & the environment.