Ben Tran

High school and undergraduate student

Westlake High School


Ben Tran is a UCLA transfer student from UCSB now studying environmental science with a minor in environmental engineering. As a student at Westlake High School, he did research at UCLA in the Tripati Lab studying the evolution of the Antarctic paleoclimate, and has now returned back to continue working with the lab. 

He fancies doing the Sunday Sudoku in the LA Times while sipping tea by his marble fireplace and taking long beach walks. Ben actually enjoys outdoor activities and staying active: soccer hiking, camping, biking, snowboarding-you name it. You can always find Ben with a smile, so if you see him around, don’t be shy to introduce yourself–he loves meeting new people.