Former Computer Geek
Ben Cooper is only 19, but he is incredibly smart and handy with electronics. He graduated from Snyder Farms’ home school co-operative at the age of 16 and has been commuting to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith to earn his BS in Electrical Engineering.
Since the outbreak, Ben has been repairing the solar power system of Snyder Farms, along with pretty much anything else electronic or electrical that needs repair. He has been working on boosting radio frequency signals using the community’s wind turbine towers to attempt to learn of events outside the community, since the internet died a while ago. The solar flares and resultant effects on satellites have made communications quite difficult.
Ben lives with his parents, Randall and Gina Cooper.