Get to Know Your Counselor:
Ben Willner

Assistant Director
Area: Southern California, Transfer Students

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Westlake Village, California 

Alma mater and Major:

University of Notre Dame, Economics and Chinese 

Favorite Notre Dame tradition:

Student section pushups

Favorite place on campus:

Just north of Main Circle where the two paths cross. No matter what day, time, or season, the view of the Golden Dome from there always puts a smile on my face.

Favorite South Bend/Regional hangout:

J.W. Chen’s Chinese Restaurant

Favorite book, movie,and song:

Book: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline; Movie: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope; Song: "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede

The top three items on your bucket list:

Jump out of an airplane. Attend both a summer and winter Olympics. Write a novel. 

Words to live by:

“Everything will be alright in the end…if it’s not alright then it’s not yet the end” – Sonny Kapoor (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)