Meet the Explorer: Ben Vishnu Mandell
Hometown: Bloomsburg, PA.
Favorite Food: Indian food - chicken tikka masala with nan, rice, chutneys, raita and a mango lassi with kheer for dessert!
One musician I’m really into right now: Mikanic, a South African band with a groove.
When I was little I wanted to be: An astronaut, of course!
One place I’d really like to visit: Mars!
One thing I can’t travel without: My pillow.
One thing I miss most when travelling: My car
One thing that really scares me: Religious extremists
The most daring thing I’ve ever done: Jumped out of a plane with only my parachute.
ProjectExplorer.org Expeditions: Jordan.
Ben has lived in Nicaragua, South Africa, and Ethiopia. He has an MA from Columbia University in Business and a BS from The Pennsylvania State University in Computer Engineering. His film, Green, Yellow, Red explores the rebuilding of Ethiopia through the lives of three individuals who have created inspiration out of extreme circumstances.