Hi, I'm Ben, and I'm a Californian who has come to Australia under a Fulbright scholarship to do research at the pharmacy school of Monash for 10 months. I graduated last year from uni in the US, and I started volunteering at the IHH in November before moving in a few days ago! My research is to develop a heat-stable oxytocin powder to prevent bleeding after childbirth for mothers in low-resource settings; as part of my work, I've been investigating whether the powder could potentially benefit Indigenous women in remote communities. When I found out about IHH, I thought it was the perfect fit since some of IHH's guests are from remote communities, so that's part of why I've decided to move in. Aside from work, I enjoy playing piano and guitar and play in a social volleyball club called Melbourne Spikers. I look forward to getting to know the other resis better and to contributing to the IHH.