Will is currently a PhD Student at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He graduated from Clarkson University in 2012 with a BS in Environmental Engineering. Will’s current research topic focuses on optimizing food waste transportation logistics for energy and resource recovery in emerging food waste recycling systems. His research goal is to develop frameworks to assist in transportation decisions at the system level by integrating linear optimization and geographic information systems. Other research interests include studying food waste management during disaster cleanup to reduce risk of human health problems associated with putrescible waste. He hopes to apply research to help companies and governments to make food waste recycling decisions to reduce environmental and human health impacts. When he is not researching, he enjoys appreciating local food and drinks, playing video games, and relaxing with his pet hedgehog.