Ben is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Penn State University. He was born in CA, but spent most of his life in the sunny South, near Atlanta, GA. He received his B.A. from Emory University in 2012 with a double major in Psychology and English. Afterwards, he spent two years as a Research Coordinator in the Emory Child and Adolescent Mood Program working with adolescents and young adults with symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD). His current research focuses on identifying subtypes of BPD and understanding the heterogeneity in this disorder. His recreational interests include cooking, writing, playing piano and guitar, and being barefoot.