Ben Simon

Silver Spring, Maryland

Ben is a senior government and politics major at UMD, where he is also seeking his Master's in Public Policy with a specialization in nonprofit management. Ben is the Founder and President of, a new nonprofit, non-partisan website to connect Maryland residents with their elected officials. Ben is also the Founder of the Food Recovery Network, a student movement to recover food from college campuses that would otherwise go to waste and donate it to people in need. He brings five years of nonprofit experience.