Ben Bigaj joined the Monadnock Campus of MC2 in August of 2015 and began using his voice almost immediately. He has been a staunch advocate for environmental sustainability and student wellness as exemplified in his participation in the past two Wilderness Leadership partnerships with Kroka Expeditions. Ben was one of 7 students who completely built a 30′ double-masted Umiak and sailed it up Lake Champlain.

Ben completed two in-depth internships at Monadnock Developmental Services and then at Bensonwood, a sustainable custom timber framing company. Ben has also served tirelessly to help grow the new community, serving on Governance Council for many terms. He can always be counted on to encourage a fellow student to success. To quote Ben, “we do it for the rush!”