2016 Benjamin Sorkin
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Benjamin Sorkin

Staten Island


Benjamin Sorkin graduated from Staten Island Technical High School in Staten Island, NY. He is now a sophomore at Harvard majoring in sociology. 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. This past summer, Benjamin worked as a student mentor at the Lebone II College of the Royal Bafokeng in Phokeng, South Africa. Benjamin currently teaches civics and government to Boston elementary school students 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
0 B.A. Sociology

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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.