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Ben Conard '16

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Friday Knight Alumni Spotlight

Tell us about yourself. What have you been up to since you left Geneseo?
Living on Long Island, working full time on my chocolate company, Five North Chocolate, which I founded during my senior year at Geneseo!

What is the best thing about your current job?
Is it too obvious to say all of the chocolate I get to eat?

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I would split my time between NYC, Chicago, and Cologne, Germany.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
WARNING: INDIVIDUAL REQUIRES REGULAR INTAKE OF COFFEE TO FUNCTION

Do you collect anything?
Postcards!

What is your favorite family tradition?
Spending Thanksgiving in Ohio with my giant and crazy family.

What fashion or trend do you hope makes a comeback?
In-person ANYTHING post-COVID.

What is your favorite fast-food chain?
A tie between Shake Shack and sweetgreen.

What is your favorite movie, and why?
The Lives of Others - because of how current the message of empathy, art, and freedom is and will continue to be.

What is your favorite Geneseo memory?
People watching on Main Street from the roof with my roommate.