Hello, my name is Ben Charnecki. I am from Milwaukee. Currently, I am a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am studying Philosophy and Creative Writing. I love tennis, debate, surfing, and hiking. A significant percentage of my family is Mormon, but I was brought up to find my own faith. Through my personal journey, I not only gained a deeper understanding of myself, but a deeper understanding of what faith means to other people. I developed an outlook that works for me through philosophy, but I am here to learn more about the beliefs of those around me. It is incredibly important that we strive to understand the religions, cultures, and values of others. As an interfaith fellow, I plan to play a part in cultivating dialogue between perspectives. I also plan to develop events around campus exploring philosophical questions through a multitude of faith-based lenses.