Benjamin Koenig is a PhD student in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering with an interest in the thermal-fluid sciences. He studies chemically reacting flows and combustion-based synthesis methods experimentally and computationally, and hopes to facilitate the modelling of complex real-world combustion phenomena. He is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and an Alfred P. Sloan 2021-2022 Scholar. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in French at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was recognized with various honors and awards for his work. He has held many leadership and mentoring roles, including as a TA for an upper-level undergraduate heat transfer course, and looks forward to continuing to increase accessibility in his field as a graduate student.