Ben Nelson


AmeriCorps VISTA – FIRST® Member

Ben specializes in team and volunteer recruitment, event coordination, and web designing for Skillpoint’s FIRST® program.

At Skillpoint Alliance, and as an AmeriCorps VISTA program member, he is responsible for helping coordinate events, updating and monitoring website design, and administrative work in support of the FIRST® Robotics program.

Prior to joining Skillpoint, Ben studied at the Guilford College, where he was part of the school newspaper’s web team, and before that, was a marketing intern for MintTwist LTE, a web design company located in London, England.

Originally from Miami, FL, Ben lived in Charlotte, NC for a number of years before recently relocated to Austin.  He received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Guilford College, a small school located in Greensboro, NC.  Outside of work, he loves anything tennis-related, having been an avid player since he was young, and after playing all four years of college.  He is also a big fan of video games, playing Ultimate Frisbee, and just hanging out with friends.

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