Benjamin Van Doren

Cornell University

Benjamin Van Doren, from White Plains, New York, will graduate from Cornell University with a double major in biology and statistics. Benjamin became interested in ornithology as a child and won fifth place at the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search. As a Goldwater Scholar and Rawlings Cornell Research Scholar, he has primarily studied bird migration on large scales; other research ventures include an expedition to eastern Panama and an honors thesis in comparative genomics. At the University of Oxford, Benjamin will pursue the DPhil in Zoology, studying the genomics and evolution of avian migration.