William grew up in Maine. He did his undergrad at Harvard and his masters at Cambridge before coming to Princeton, where he is a third-year PhD student in History. He studies modern Europe and Russia in a global perspective, with a focus on the history of radical political ideas (such as socialism and fascism), the institutions that maintained them, and their geopolitical setting. He does not have interests outside of school, but he likes forests, cemeteries, the cold, and doubting everything. William is excited to hear what Rockyites think about what is (or was, or will be) going on in the world, and to support students as they face the challenges posed by life at Princeton and beyond.