William hails from Olympia, Washington. He has a passion for service and international development. In 2011, he graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a degree in civil engineering. Although William knows he could have a lucrative career in engineering, he has always been drawn to public service. Both of his parents work for the state of Washington and studied public policy. William knows he will stay engaged working in public policy because it serves the public good and presents an opportunity to work on unique and varied challenges.