Ben Paikowsky

Welcome! (or Welcome Back!)

Ben and POTUS.
Me shaking hands with President Barack Obama!

My name is Ben Paikowsky and I'm a 21-year-old journalism student at the University of Florida. I'm from Miami, Fla.

As you can see in the photo to the left, I was able to spend a minute with President Obama about two years ago. Here's the conversation we had:

President Obama: "Hi, nice to meet you. What's your name?"

Ben: "Uh... Uh... Hi. I'm uh Ben Paikowsky."

President Obama: "Cool. Do you go to school?"

Ben: "Uh... yeah. I'm a student at the uh University of uh... Florida."

President Obama: "Go Gators. What are you studying?"

Ben: "Uh...Journalism"

President Obama: "That's great. The world needs more good reporters."

Even though it was probably only about 18 seconds long, it was one of the most memorable conversations of my life.

I hope that this website will give you some insight into who I am and what I like to do.