Campbell is a senior born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. During his freshman year he rowed in the Second Freshman Eight, a boat that went on to win a gold medal at Knecht Cup and an ECAC National Championship. During his junior year, Campbell's 2V4 entry won silver at the New England Rowing Championship, contributing to BC's reclaiming of the NERC Points Trophy for the first time since 2003. Before BC, Campbell attended Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Louisiana where he played Football and was awarded the Isidore Newman Citizenship Award upon graduation. Campbell is a Political Science major in the College of Arts and Sciences, and also has two minors in International Studies and Hispanic Studies. He is the son of Ed and Leslie, and brother of Niels and Austin.