Benjamin is a post-baccalaureate student at St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Florida. He grew up in a family of artists and educators and began working as a substitute teacher the year after he graduated high school. His lifelong experiences in education led him to graduate with a degree in English from Florida State University in 2016. Subsequently, he began working as an intensive reading tutor. Following a number of health crises in his family, Benjamin realized his interest in medicine and began taking the necessary coursework to apply to medical school. As an openly transgender person, Benjamin has focused his time and efforts on creating health equity for the LGBTQIA+ community. As AMSA’s 2019-2020 LGBT Programming Coordinator, he created a “LGBTQIA+ 101” curriculum tailored to medical and premedical students. He has worked on research mapping abortion access across the southern states and has been deeply involved in AMSA’s efforts to reform medical school curriculum. He hopes to continue these efforts and more as Gender & Sexuality Chair.