He went to Swarthmore University. He worked as a researcher at Oxford University. He did his PhD at Arizona State University.
Has a brother named Keith. He has a Chinese mother and Jewish father. His father co-authored a book on cooking meat with someone legally named Meathead.
He has a best friend named Nya who lives in Denmark and works at the University of Copenhagen. Nya’s husband works as a pastry chef.
Ben and Charlotte met through their friend Erin (Charlotte’s Friend) who invited him over for dinner one night but didn’t show up until hours later. Ben brought a pie over.
Ben took Charlotte on an adventure through a forest near Oxford for their first date together.
His mother grew up in the US (Chinese). He has several cousins on the west coast.
Before meeting Charlotte Ben had a string of short term relationships. During the first year of grad school at ASU a long distance partner of his living in LA left him for someone else, after they had a long relationship.
He began playing the violin shortly after meeting Charlotte.
Charlotte Wang’s long distance partner.
He will have a research lab at Arizona State University starting in 2018.