Ben Hammer earned his bachelor’ degree from Boston University majoring in Spanish and Linguistics and minoring in Anthropology. Before joining Fusion, he worked as an elementary school assistant and as a Career Coach for immigrants in East Boston. Ben’s knowledge of Spanish derives from his studies and having lived and traveled in Chile, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Spain.
In the classroom, Ben encourages his students to be curious and take an analytic approach to language learning. Never is he reluctant to philosophize and delve deeper into a topic.
When not in the classroom, Ben is an avid reader of both English and Spanish literature. He also enjoys watching Spanish television and telenovelas. Other leisure activities include riding his bike through the city, playing keys in his funk/disco group, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.