Ben evaluates education programs and practices to determine whether, when, and why they work. With a background in STEM research and education, he enjoys making sense of complex data and sharing evidence in accessible and actionable ways.
Before joining AnLar, Ben was a researcher at McGill and Vanderbilt Universities. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, guided students through experimental design and statistical methods, and developed algorithms to clean and analyze large, multimodal datasets. He also consulted private companies on grant writing and R&D planning, and worked with various non-profit organizations to synthesize large bodies of findings into practical advice. He has a Ph.D. from McGill University, a Master’s degree from Aalto University, and a B.Sc. from Brown University.
When not exploring data, Ben loves to explore new places, food, and music with his wife and dog. If it’s election season, you might find him at your doorstep canvassing for his favorite candidate. Otherwise he might be playing music or trying not to hurt himself while woodworking. Yet as an unabashed Finnophile, he’s happiest inside a wood-burning sauna, throwing water on the stones with one hand and sipping lonkero with the other.