Ben Ropp grew up in Memphis, TN, Worcester, MA, and Chicago, IL, in that order. In Chicago he graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in Music (with Honors). In the year 2000 he landed in Albany, NY, eventually going to library school at the University at Albany (SUNY), finishing there in 2006. Ben was hired in 2008 by Wichita Public Library where he helps maintain the collections in the Art, Music, and Video Section. Aside from reading and organizing books, playing the piano, and watching movies, Ben also enjoys dabbling in photography.