Summit alum Ben Fitch chosen to intern for U.S. Senator


ben-fitchSummit proudly shares the success of alumni Ben Fitch (class of 2009), who was chosen to serve as an intern for U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, in Washington D.C.

Ben is a rising senior at the George Washington University pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Economics with a minor in Statistics.

In 2016, Ben was selected for the Atlantic 10 All Academic Team for the second consecutive year.  He currently maintains a 3.87 GPA and expects to graduate Summa Cum Laude in May of 2017.

Ben has long believed that renewable energy and increased efficiency provide an unique economic opportunity at every level of the private sector. His passion is renewable energy, which he has explored through his undergraduate career with a number of environmental, energy, and developmental economics courses.

Ben is also working as a research assistant on a global oil market project, conducting long-term economic analysis of international oil markets under the direction of Professor Frederick Joutz. Responsibilities include data preparation and analysis through programs Excel and E Views, as well as drafting reports.

During the 2015-2016 school year, Ben served as the Varsity Men’s Swimming and Diving Team Captain. Under his leadership, the program broke nine records and was nominated for community service team of the year. Ben was awarded the Men’s Community Service Athlete of the Year Award. This was particularly significant because the George Washington University Athletic Department won the NCAA Division 1 community service national competition.

Ben was also recently elected to the executive board of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and is serving as the community service chairman. He is designing and executing a strategic plan for community service for every varsity team.