Ben Gersten here, and I am honored and so proud to serve as your 2012-2013 Communications Vice President. I hail from the freezing youth lounge of Caldwell USY where we Wop, eat crazy amounts of Twizzlers, and “kick it” every Wednesday night. I am world renowned for my love of eating Nutella straight from the jar and my prowess in the ultimate cinnamon challenge. I am always ready to discuss Survivor or Jeopardy (Alex Trebek and I have the same birthday) or even my favorite book, The Great Gatsby (the movie comes out during IC Boston).
Although I was not very involved in USY my freshman year, I truly fell in love when I served as my chapter’s Parliamentarian (a funky-fresh, rad position that every chapter MUST have) my sophomore and junior years. In addition, during my junior year I served on the regalia committee.
Each summer you can invariably spot me hiking the Appalachian Trail or canoeing the Delaware River, toting my bright orange rain coat. Who says you can’t wear orange in public? I go hard when playing Scrabble and lay low during Lap-Tag. But most importantly, I HATE wearing socks. I prefer my Croc-flip flops or Sperry’s instead.
Some call me Benny-G. Others call me Ben-jammin. Whichever you prefer, ‘sall good! Communications is a two way street so I’d love to hear from you. Let’s have a chat during a convention, or feel free to Facebook me, call me, send an e-mail, or even present a singing telegram, I’m a sucker for some oldies throwback.
Swag, swag, on you (just kidding)
Here’s to a great year!