Word on the street is that Will’s first word was “biomarker,” because he spent the better part of his childhood listening to his dad talk about his research in environmental health. Two decades later, he graduated from Yale summa cum laude with majors in Sociology and Biochemistry, and a special interest in the relationship between human health and social environment. He was awarded the Goldwater Scholarship for his research on gastrointestinal pathologies of herpesvirus infections, and received recognition by the Yale Sociology Department for his sociology thesis on the relationship between migration and health in modern China. After college, he spent two years researching cancer immunotherapies at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA. He is now an MD candidate in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Program at Harvard Medical School.
Will has worked with undergraduate and high school students in numerous capacities, most recently as a lead consultant training others on how to write and edit college application essays. He is particularly experienced in working with students to gain admission to college or medical school, including preparation for the SAT and ACT. His core subject strengths include biology, chemistry, physics, math, writing, and sociology. In college, Will also tutored Chinese at a weekend language school for middle and high school students.
Outside of school, Will enjoys photography and videography, flipping through fashion magazines, writing on his blog, weightlifting, and milling around the great outdoors.