Ben Padilla

Founding Board Director

Ben is a founding Director of TerraCorps and serves as the Co-Chair of TerraCorps’ Diversity and Inclusion Committee. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D in the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, where he studies the ecology of urban ecosystems, and works to bridge the gap between scientists and the public by engaging people in the exploration of the natural world in their own communities. Prior to pursuing his doctorate, Ben earned an M.Ed. from UMass, an M.S. from Ohio State University, and a B.S. from Gordon College. He is a certified high school teacher having taught 9th grade environmental science in Springfield, Massachusetts and an environmental educator having developed and run a number of summer camp programs. Ben is a TerraCorps alumni (2012) having completed his year of national service as a Community Engagement Coordinator at Groundwork Lawrence

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