Benjamin E. Kallen conducts in-depth research on federal science priorities supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and Department of Transportation. Additionally, he is one of the firm’s primary researchers on international relations and their effect on global scientific priorities.
Prior to joining Lewis-Burke, Mr. Kallen gained experience in both legislative affairs and science and business advocacy through internships in the Office of Senator Barbara Boxer and at the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, a trade association which promotes the policy interests of the space industry. Through these substantive work experiences, Mr. Kallen developed and honed valuable research and analytical skills while gaining an understanding of the complex political trends affecting National science and education policy.
Mr. Kallen graduated cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both history and political science.