I'm a Bay Area-based advisor, administrator, teacher, editor, and researcher. As Program Director of Cardinal Careers in the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University, I help students and alumni explore and apply to fellowships and jobs in public service. I have 10+ years experience writing, editing, teaching, advising, researching, and performing administrative duties in higher education and nonprofit settings. My hobbies and passions include sewing, knitting, singing, photography, field recording, gardening, archiving, drawing, and hearing about others' hobbies.

I am also a doctoral candidate in musicology at Northwestern University. My dissertation studies practitioners of musical experimentalism in 1970s California, their pursuit of musical novelty in the Cold War era, their earnest integration of New Age thought into the study of music, and the influence of philanthropic funding organizations on their music. While at Northwestern, I have designed and taught four undergraduate music history courses.

Email me at benjamin.i.d.weissman (at) gmail.com


Northwestern University

Doctorate in Musicology, May 2024 anticipated
Master's in Musicology, June 2017

Haverford College

B.A. in English,  June 2014


The Haas Center for Public Service

Stanford University

Program Director, Cardinal Careers, August 2023 - Present

The Writing Place

Northwestern University

Graduate Fellow, September 2022 - Present

Northwestern Career Advancement

Northwestern University

Graduate Assistant, August 2022 - Present

Chicago Cultural Alliance

Cultural Heritage Curriculum Incubator Intern, July 2022 - October 2022

Office of Fellowships

Northwestern University

Graduate Assistant, September 2021 - June 2022

Bienen School of Music

Northwestern University

Instructor-of-Record, September 2019 - June 2021
Research Assistant, September 2016 - March 2021
Colloquium Coordinator, September 2018 - June 2019
Teaching Assistant, September 2018 - June 2019

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Hobbies, skills, and other things

  • Copy editing
  • Choral singing
  • Bread making
  • Graphic design
  • Field recording
  • Indoor gardening
  • Building computers
  • Fixing broken tools & tech
  • Photography & photo editing
  • Thrifting clothes & curiosities
  • Editing & consulting
  • Archiving old media
  • Finding new music
  • Watching movies
  • Technical writing
  • Web design
  • Cat rearing
  • Soldering
  • Knitting
  • Sewing