Ben Bovarnick is a Special Assistant with the Energy Policy team at American Progress. Ben previously interned at American Progress with the Energy team, supporting oceans and energy policy research. Prior to joining American Progress, he worked as a policy intern with the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association. Ben also interned with the Obama for America debate-prep team in 2012 and for members of the U.S. House, Senate, and European Parliament. He graduated from the University of Rochester with a bachelor of arts in chemistry and political science and is originally from Oakland, California.