Ben leads the operation of The Ocean Foundation's Fiscal Sponsorship Program. Ben’s work involves providing operational and administrative oversight for the many funds that TOF manages. He is responsible for working with all projects in financial and contract management, identifying and bringing on new projects to TOF, and working closely with projects on all aspects of their program implementation. Ben joined TOF after working as the project manager and executive assistant for Alexandra Cousteau at Blue Legacy International, one of TOF’s now fledged FSF projects. Ben graduated from Northern Michigan University with a B.A. in Earth Science and International Studies with Honors. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Administration with a Certificate in Nonprofit Management at The George Washington University. Ben was instilled with a passion for the environment from an early age growing up along and exploring the Great Lakes. Striving to live life to the fullest, Ben is always in search of the next great adventure.