Benjamin grew up in Arlington, VA. He was an interdisciplinary major at Davidson College in North Carolina, studying the role of nongovernmental organizations in the provision of HIV care in Brazil’s Northeast. From there he completed a post-baccalaureate and master’s in Biochemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. Without any connection to the Rust Belt, he traveled to the University of Pittsburgh for medical school where he unexpectedly found community among the Bhutanese and Burmese refugees who were also in the first stages of resettling to the City of Bridges. Hoping to see health on a larger scale, Benjamin spent a year at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA and Windhoek, Namibia learning the complexities of public health domestically and internationally. In this next episode, Benjamin and his brother have found a home in Miami, a city with one foot in the American South, the other in Latin America, and a hand dangling in the warm island waters of the Caribbean.