Ben Pearce is the Senior Associate at the Center for the Political Future, where he looks forward to working with our Directors to ensure the office flows smoothly. In this role, Ben assists our Directors Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy, manages the office, and runs the CPF Fellows Program.
Ben comes from a political background, working for the Ben McAdams campaign prior to his time at the Center. While a student, he interned on a number of statewide campaigns in California and spent a summer in Iowa working for Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign through the Center’s Inside Iowa project. A former President of the Trojan Democrats and member of the LA County Young Democrats, he looks forward to working with the Center to support their missions of engaging students and advance civil dialogue.
Originally from Utah, Ben graduated from the USC Price School of Public Policy in 2020. Outside of politics, he is a rabid fan of the USC Trojans, an avid squash player, and lover of public transit systems. You can probably find him taking a walk and enjoying the wonderful LA weather.