About Us


Ben Lazarus

Political Director

Ben joins StudentsFirstNY from the Obama campaign, where he served as Regional Field Director for Jefferson County, Colorado. Previously, he was an aide to Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.

Ben has worked on a number of electoral and advocacy campaigns, most recently for The Action, a grassroots movement to protect middle class tax cuts. He was a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institution, focusing on predatory lending and credit access.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Yale University, where he founded one of the original Students for Barack Obama chapters in 2007. A lifelong New Yorker, he currently lives in Manhattan.