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Milken Scholar 2016
Scholar Profile

Benjamin Sorkin


Benjamin Sorkin graduated from Staten Island Technical High School in Staten Island, NY. He is now a junior at Harvard majoring in Sociology with a minor in Educational Studies. During his first year in college, he was elected a representative to the Undergraduate Council and became a College Access Mentor with Breakthrough, a nonprofit educational access program serving the Greater Boston area. 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. Benjamin currently teaches civics and government to Boston elementary school students, is the Vice-President of the First Generation Student Union, and is the chair of his House Committee, which oversees community building, house spirit, and social programming for 400 residents.

High school:  Staten Island Technical High School


College Year Degree
Harvard University
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.