Ben L.

Ambassador at Emory University


Class of 2022

Hometown: Ontario, Canada

Major: Economics

Secondary Major: History

Minor: Law, Economics & Human Rights

What is your favorite Emory tradition?

Wonderful Wednesdays are a fun way of bringing people together (pre-Covid!) and adding some fun into the middle of the week. I learned about a bunch of cool organizations on campus during my first-year at Emory because of Wonderful Wednesdays, and i enjoyed tons of free food and activities.

On a random day, you're most likely to find me….

in the library doing work, walking/running through Lullwater ravine, or spending time with my friends at a cool Emory or Atlanta event.

What has been your most impactful class?

SO many to choose from. Most recently I took a Voter Suppression and Voting Rights class with the world-renowned Dr. Carol Anderson that was inspiring and very informative. I took an amazing Urban/Cultural History of Atlanta class that involved field trips to various important sites! Also, I had an awesome class that focused on 20th Century US History through Pop Music. Our homework assignments were Spotify playlists!

My favorite thing to do in Atlanta is...

Volunteering at Friends of Refugees, an amazing nonprofit based in Clarkston, GA. I work with the youth programs in an after-school program for elementary school students. This weekly volunteering is made possible by the Emory Center for Civic and Community Engagement's SHINE program. I also love the food in Atlanta, and I hope to try a bunch of new restaurants around the city after Covid is over!

I'm passionate about...

Biking Travelling Public Policy Hiking Music Climate Change Writing Volunteering Sustainability

I'm involved with...

Political Activism The Climate Reality Project Jewish Life on Campus Ethics and Servant Leadership Forum Social Impact 360 Immigrant and Refugee Outreach Volunteer Emory Tour Guide
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