Will is a freelance journalist, literary translator, and writer based in Washington, DC. His work can be found in a number of publications to include: Cleaver Magazine, DCist, Greater Greater Washington, Street Sense Media, Voice of America, The Washington Independent Review of Books, and others.
His work has received wide-recognition. In 2015, Will received Honorable Mention in the Hogaboom Essay Contest hosted by the Marine Corps Gazette for an essay he wrote on leadership. In 2017, he received Honorable Mention for a short story he wrote about the effects of PTSD on veterans in an literary contest hosted by Tulip Tree Press. The story was later included in an anthology which was released in paperback and on Kindle.
Most recently, a selection of his journalism reporting was featured in an e-book published by Island Press titled “Resilence Matters” in 2019.
Before his professional writing career, Will served as an officer in the US Marine Corps for 11 years. He left the military after returning from his last deployment in 2018, where he served as an advisor and mentor to a local police force based in Helmand Province, Afghanistan .
Upon returning to the US, Will enrolled as a full-time graduate student in American University’s MFA program in Creative Writing. He is projected to complete his degree by Spring 2021.
Will also speaks several languages to varying degrees of fluency: Chinese-Mandarin, English, French, Korean, and Spanish. He is a member of the American Literary Translator’s Association, the Asian-American Journalists Association, and the Society of Environmental Journalists.
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