Benjamin Fresquez is a Program Associate with the College Excellence Program, where he supports the American Talent Initiative and other innovative new programs addressing quality, equity and efficiency in higher education. Prior to joining Aspen, Ben coordinated major projects for a binational collective impact youth engagement initiative across Southern New Mexico, West Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Ben has also managed volunteer and community engagement programs for non-profits based in El Paso, Texas. Ben holds a BS in Health Promotion and a minor in Community Health Education from the University of Texas – El Paso.