Ben Podnar is the associate director for audience development on the Digital Strategy team at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Podnar worked at Amnesty International managing its email list and conducting activist training for human rights campaigns worldwide. He left Amnesty to join M+R, a digital agency, and worked for nonprofit clients including CARE, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Operation Smile. Podnar holds a B.A. in sociology with focuses on urban and gender studies from Calvin College.