Ben Miele was raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts, ten minutes outside of Boston, and is a strong representative of the Boston Strong mentality. Despite living on multiple continents, he has brought the pride of Boston wherever he has gone and has not been shy in sharing how much he loves being from Beantown. He brings years of experience working in international education, the child welfare system, counseling, and special education to Pacia Life.
Ben attended Bridgewater State University, graduating with a degree in Political Science before completing his master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Merrimack College. He takes pride in his educational journey as a first-generation college student. His work experiences since graduating include being the Program Coordinator for International Programs at Merrimack College, serving as an English instructor for Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University in Thailand, working in a residential school for youth with emotional and behavioral challenges, as a clinician and case manager for an adolescent group home, and an educational advocate for youth in the foster care system.
Ben's experiences working in clinical and educational environments have prepared him to begin his next step with Pacia Life. He hopes to use his past work and education experiences to provide comprehensive support and guidance to transitional aged youth as they begin to develop their worldview and navigate the world independently for the first time. Ben is passionate about integrating experiential learning into the lives of those around him and is a strong advocate for exploring as much of the world as you can. He has spent time as a student in England as well as living in Thailand, which has dramatically impacted his overall worldview. His motto in life is "not all those who wander are lost," and truly believes that each person travels through an individualized journey to find their happiness and purpose in this world.
Ben still proudly lives in the metro Boston area with his partner, Tyler, and rescue dog, Echo. When he is not working, he is a passionate professional wrestling fan, enjoys self-care through working out and hiking, spending time with his family, and seeing as much live music as possible.