William graduated from Cornell University in 2009 with a BA in History. He served as an active duty Aviation Officer for over 8 years, flying as an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior and UH-72A Lakota helicopter pilot. In 2018, William transitioned to the US Army Reserves and began flying the C-12U and began a career as a commercial airline pilot. William is a current MBA candidate at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. He is expected to complete his MBA in December 2021.