Ben Philippe is a New York-based writer and screenwriter, born in Haiti and raised in Montreal, QC. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and an M.F.A. in fiction and screenwriting from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches screenwriting at Barnard College and is the author of The Field Guide to the North American Teenager. He can be found online at www.benphilippe.com.