Ben specializes in education policy, data analysis, and the project management of education initiatives. Prior to joining Kitamba, Ben was the Director of Policy in the Division of Early Childhood Education at the NYC Department of Education, where he developed and implemented policies in support of the expansion of Pre-K for All and 3-K for All. Prior to his time in NYC, Ben worked for the Newark Public Schools where he designed metrics to assess and present information on school performance. Previously, he worked as a Research Consultant at the Lewin Group, supporting federal health and human services clients. Ben has a master’s degree in Education Policy from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from George Washington University.