Benjamin is a recent graduate of Simon Fraser University where he studied political science and international studies. His post-secondary education focussed on US foreign policy and the contemporary politics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. While at university, he contributed political writing to The Peak, SFU’s student paper, and served as a managing editor at VoteNowBC, a student-led, non-partisan organization which strove to increase interest in the 2017 provincial BC election. More recently, he has played a role in developing the editorial department of The Poligraph, a non-profit startup focussed on encouraging political engagement and awareness among British Columbia’s youth. Following his time with NAOC, Benjamin plans to pursue a career in journalism.