Benjamin Kahrl has taught at the high school level for 16 years and was recently the Social Studies Department Head at Dartmouth High School. He received his Principal Certification at Harvard Graduate School of Education and is a repeat winner of Excellence in Teaching Awards. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and graduate degrees from both Ohio State and Harvard Universities. His interest in family planning derives in part from the commitment of his parents and his grandfather, Dr. Clarence J. Gamble. He has traveled specifically and extensively to see family planning projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Ben shares with his family, siblings and parents the Daniel Alcides Carrion Order from the Peruvian Ministry of Health in honor of their long term commitment to improving maternal health. He is the proud father of two daughters, Ella and Lily Kahrl.