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Ben Allwein

Class Year

2018

Hometown

New Bloomfield, PA

Major

Biochemistry, Physics

Minor

Biology

Activities

Society of Physics Students Vice President, American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Nerf Club, Association for Computing Machinery, UC Bikeshare, Center for Science and the Common Good, Ecology & Evolution Lab Assistant, Community Tutoring, Prion/Protein Folding Laboratory Research

My Experience

Primary Service Sites

Camphill Kimberton, Cradles to Crayons, CASA 

 

What Bonner Means to Me

Bonner means everything to me. Having the great fortune to work so closely with so many warm-hearted and genuinely compassionate people has absolutely changed my life for the better. I’ve learned from community partners aspects of life I never knew existed, and from the volunteers an incredible culture of caring I hope to emulate in my own life. Thoughtful consideration of countless and complex social injustices, promotion of civic engagement and meaningful advocacy work both in and out of Bonner class has provided me great insight into the fundamental nature of why the world and its people are worth caring about. Everything combined, together, is at once humbling and insightful, taxing and worrisome–but nonetheless, inspirational beyond all belief. 

 

Memorable Moment in Bonner

While walking along a dirt road in Jamaica with other volunteers, in the pouring rain, I looked down at my mud-covered feet. With sandals in hand and jovial expressions on the faces of our group of 20-odd students, I thought to myself, “I will never forget this moment.” To date, at least, I haven’t.