Prior to joining the Hunger Fellows Program, William worked at the New York State Division of Budget as a corporate tax analyst. He has been active in various communities volunteering as a court advocate for victims of domestic violence and serving as president of a non-profit organization that helped non-English speaking immigrant women receive assistance related to housing and other social services. William holds both a Master of Science in Public Policy Analysis and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Rochester in New York.
Field placement: Hunger Task Force
William worked at the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee designing and conducting the first statewide assessment of children’s breakfast consumption. The report, The State of Breakfast in Wisconsin, was released in Wisconsin in April 2002 to spur discussion as to why Wisconsin consistently has ranked last among U.S. states in school breakfast program participation.
Policy placement: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
William provided technical assistance to states on food stamps issues such as waiver and exemption provisions.