William is a second year doctoral student originally from Glenside, Pennsylvania. He came to WVU after completing his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in exercise and sport science at Ithaca College. Capping his experiences at Ithaca, William conducted his thesis research on the phenomenological experience of sport and physical activity within the developmental transition to adulthood. As an applied consultant, he has conducted mental skills training programs with high school and collegiate athletes from a variety of sports. William also coached high school track/cross country for three years. Currently, he is a Swiger Fellowship recipient and a trainer with the leadWELL peer mentorship program. His current research interests include professional practice issues and the integration of counseling skills/theories in applied sport psychology. In his free time William enjoys running, hiking, and cooking.