Matthew Benjamin

Activities Coordinator


Year - Second

Major - Business Administration (Management Information Systems)

Hometown - Born in San Diego. Lived in Hawaii for a few years. Raised most of my life in Murrieta, California. (the result of being a military brat)

Obsessions - food challenges, binge eating chicken tenders & churros. I also watch hella Netflix shows (The 100, Travelers, Doctor Who, Ozark, How I Met Your Mother, etc). I really like Hip Hop and R&B, but I am down to listen to anything else. Kanye, Chance, SZA, Big Sean, Daniel Caesar, Frank Ocean, Kolohe Kai, Bryson Tiller, Jhene Aiko, Bruno Mars, etc. I surf a lot when I'm back home. I also like basketball, tennis, and bowling.

Talents - I am pretty good at remembering the smallest of interactions with people.

Pet Peeves - People that eat really slow, people that take years to respond, and people that don't offer me chicken tenders.

Ethnicity - Filipino

Life Quote - "Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?." - Kanye West

Favorite Boba Flavor - Horchata ( Boba Guys )

Favorite APSA Memory - Hosting a yiking workshop with Ko Takahashi during E^2

What is one of the best tips that you can give to another college student? Do not eat instant ramen. I am serious. It contains an unhealthy amount of sodium and it will certainly not help you during finals week. For every month you go without instant ramen, treat yourself to some gooood ramen on convoy street.