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Milken Scholar 2016
Scholar Profile

Benjamin Sorkin


Ben Sorkin is currently working as an admissions officer at The Hotchkiss School, a boarding high school in Lakeville, CT. Ben has a B.A. from Harvard, where he majored in Sociology with a minor in Educational Studies. He graduated from Staten Island Technical High School in Staten Island, NY. At Harvard, Ben served as a Peer Advising Fellow for first-year students, a Senior Gift Marshal on his Class Committee, chaired a committee on the Harvard Alumni Association Board of Directors, and was the chair of his House Committee in Leverett House. His service work included teaching civics to 4th/5th grade students in Boston and supporting local high school students in the college application process. Benjamin worked as a student mentor at the Lebone II College in South Africa over the summer after his freshmen year, and spent the following summer as a Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow, where he worked on a capstone project on resource navigation at Harvard and participated in leadership development programming.

High school:  Staten Island Technical High School


College Year Degree
Harvard College
Cambridge, MA
2020 B.A. Sociology

News and Highlights

Benjamin Sorkin (MS '16)

Congratulations to Ben Sorkin, MS '16! Ben was selected as one of sixteen Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows from across the country for the 2018 summer. He will be spending six weeks living and learning from accomplished mentors, leaders in government and public service, and the other fellows at the Mount Vernon estate in Washington, DC, aka George Washington’s house.