An eagle scout born and raised in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Benson is a 2L at Harvard Law School. He earned his bachelor’s degree and 3rd Mate Unlimited Tonnage License at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx. Sailing aboard the National Geographic Quest as 3rd mate in Southeast Alaska, he has seen nature at its most dramatic and come face to face with more animals than can be listed here. On campus, Benson is thrilled to serve on the boards of the Space Law and Animal Law Societies and as an article submissions reviewer for the Environmental Law Review. In his free time, you can find him backpacking, playing guitar and violin, reading utopian science fiction, learning French, and cooking Italian food.