Benjamin Schwartz joined the World Business Academy in July 2018 as producer for the New Business Paradigms Podcast and joined the writing staff for Solutions News as an assistant producer when the radio show began in January 2019. Benjamin is a fourth year at UCSB and uses his background in Environmental Studies and History of Public Policy to inform the diverse research and writing he does for both shows. Outside of working with the Academy, he is passionate about helping humanity solve the three greatest crises that exist today – climate change, water scarcity, and the lack of clean energy. Benjamin also works with the nonprofit Clean Coalition as a policy associate, helping to remove the barriers that currently inhibit the development of local renewables-driven energy that is both resilient and cost-effective. In his free time, he loves to play music, read, and travel.