Ben Bartenstein is a senior at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. As a reporter, he has documented the lives of Colorado’s homeless youth and Minnesota’s immigrant communities, worked for a Spanish media startup, and covered the National Poetry Slam, military funerals, and NFL Sunday Night Football.
In 2014, he launched a high school journalism course at Yale, teaching a number of international students and recruiting Pulitzer Prize winning guests. Ben is also active in media diversity projects with AAJA and NAHJ, including the 2015 New York Times Institute. His work is published by outlets including Outside Magazine, Minnesota Public Radio, and MSN.