Esther Benjamin ’90 shared her inspiration with current students during a “Meet the Changemakers” forum in October 2018. Benjamin discussed her career path and how she advanced into leadership positions in global and domestic organizations that have allowed her to make a social impact. “Look for ways to contribute [your talents] at every stage of your journey,” she said. “What’s going to be the legacy you leave behind?” Benjamin is based in Baltimore and is senior vice president of global public affairs and chief benefit officer for Laureate Education. She also serves on the College’s Board of Trustees.
Esther Benjamin '90, a College trustee, was honored as one of the “six women who paved the way for this generation” by American University’s School of International Service. Benjamin received two master degrees from the university in international affairs and applied economics. Additionally, she served as a United Nations humanitarian affairs officer. Benjamin has also worked for the administrations of U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Currently, she is the senior vice present for global public affairs and chief benefit officer at Laureate International Universities.