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Ben Compton

Co-founder and President WE International-Philippines

Ben-Compton2_wBen and his brother Alex (WE International Philippines Director of Public Relations), grew up traveling across Asia and the United States. Their parents were international educators and are now retired university professors, who initially met in the Peace Corps, in Thailand and have worked extensively in the fields of international development, extension agriculture, adult education, and Southeast Asian Linguistics. Ben has lived in Thailand, Laos, Philippines, and China and has an M.A. in Counselor Education. After spending the initial part of his professional career working as a therapist, mentoring program coordinator, and foster parent with at-risk teenagers in the United States, Ben has spent the last 10 years working as a high school counselor, teacher, and basketball coach in international schools in Asia. Ben has a heart for youth, and a heart for the Philippines, and is also currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Palawan Project Foundation.