Benjamin Mumford-Zisk grew up in Ithaca NY. He attended the University of Buffalo where he received a BA in English. Since 2018 Ben has worked with the Cornell Team and Leadership Center. He enjoys rock climbing, biking and rowing. He also likes the smell of dirt, water, and trees. He dislikes the smell of fast food restaurants, most perfumes and enormous box-store parking lots in summer. The book that best describes him is, distressingly, Ferdinand the Bull.