Benjamin Tien




Richard Nduwayezu

Placement Country: Rwanda
Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Associate
Health equity is a fundamental human right that means physical, emotional, and mental well-being for all through just systems that provide universal access to services and opportunities.

Ben graduated with a degree in chemical and biological engineering from Princeton University in 2015. After graduation, Ben served as a Fulbright scholar in Australia, helping to develop an inhalable powder of oxytocin to prevent bleeding after childbirth for mothers in low-resource settings. Previously, he traveled to Peru, where he spent five weeks with Engineers Without Borders implementing a water system for a rural community. Ben also served as a research intern for Diagnostics For All, a nonprofit that develops inexpensive paper technology to diagnose easily preventable diseases. He designed lab experiments to optimize paper-based assays that determine levels of glucose and iron in blood serum for diagnostic purposes. In his free time, he loves playing music and giving massages to friends.