My name is Ben Komita and I am an Ocean Engineering major from Chalfont, Pennsylvania, which is about an hour north of Philly. I am the freshman representative for SOE at Florida Tech, which is a brand-new position. My goal is to encourage underclassmen involvement in the club and have these people continue to be involved throughout the year. SNAME provides a great opportunity for students to network with professionals, get involved in research, and become a professional member of the Ocean Engineering field. Personally, I am a member of the Florida Tech Men’s Rowing Team and am an avid fisherman. Clearly the water is important in my life! After graduation I would like to pursue a career in Coastal Engineering.