Benjamin Thieme is always up for an adventure and loves helping others, whether it is as a friend and listener or by solving technical problems. Born in Singapore to German parents, he grew up on three different continents and will always carry a special fondness for Africa in his heart. In school, Ben enjoys math and physics, which led him to attend the Tennessee Governor’s School for Computational Physics and inspired his pursuit of a major in mechanical engineering. He enjoys spending his free time playing video games and hanging out with his friends and family. In the future, Ben would like to work as an engineer in developing countries to improve the lives of others.